Subject: Re: open source policy across the globe
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 18:06:20 +0900

>>>>> "Bernard" == Bernard Lang <> writes:

    Bernard>   ... and my question is about the frontier between what
    Bernard> you consider relevant, and what you don't, which is
    Bernard> especially important in the case of government.

Yes.  I think that the boundary you propose:

    Bernard>   Jobs are not equal, or may not be considered equal.
    Bernard> Most the people around me prefer jobs created in France
    Bernard> to jobs created in the USA ... and your economic
    Bernard> considerations about productivity do not matter much to
    Bernard> them.

is bad public policy.  I believe in democracy, and if a democratic
society chooses to do things that way, I will acquiesce, but not shut

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