June 27, 2001

Hypocrisy in the Noosphere

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Each contribution made by an open-source programmer to projects in the mythical territory of ideas known as the "Noosphere" gives the programmer a bit of status. The more status gained through making contributions, the more admired, respected and "richer" each programmer becomes as a citizen of the Noosphere. If a programmer provides enough code to projects in the Noosphere, his or her status would be equivalent to that of a millionaire. What's wrong with this fable?"


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