Subject: Re: Lessig (was Re: As if the DMCA wasn't bad enough)
From: Bruce Van Allen <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 10:06:21 -0700

At 2:05 AM -0700 9/11/01, I wrote:
>In my view,  an open source business model is most likely to 
>flourish in an intellectual framework that sees cooperation, 
>community, and compassion as fundamental organizing principles of 
>human life. I also know now that those very words, 'cooperation, 
>community, and compassion', hold chillingly oppressive connotations 
>for some people, who behind every collective action see raw coercion.
>So there you have it. Why should I stay with this list?
>  - Bruce
>"They that can give up essential freedom to obtain a little 
>temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin, 
>"Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will." Antonio Gramsci, ~1925

Off list, At 11:17 PM -0400 9/13/01, Russell Nelson wrote:
>Bruce Van Allen writes:
>  > So there you have it. Why should I stay with this list?
>-russ nelson <>
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OK. Best wishes to all on the list.

  - Bruce