Subject: Re: Apple and Open Source
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 11:51:08 +0900

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Behlendorf <brian@collab.net> writes:

    Brian> But even if it were the same, access to the source code of
    Brian> a program one still has to pay for is still better than no
    Brian> access at all.

It may in fact be the best of the _possible_ worlds.  A world in
which all participants have a perfect understanding of the needs of
all others, and the ability to compromise among them appropriately is
not possible.  (A world without greed?  _Much_ easier; greed is _not_
the central problem.)

The price mechanism is still the most accurate way we have of
eliciting consumer valuations.

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