Entrevista a Richard Stallman

ZNet ha publicado una nueva entrevista a Richard Stallman. La primera parte es una breve introducción a la filosofía del software libre, que probablemente no dirá nada nuevo a la mayoría de los barrapunteros, pero para los no iniciados, condensa las ideas esenciales en unos pocos párrafos.

La segunda parte de la entrevista es más especial, pues Stallman expone sus opiniones personales sobre el capitalismo, George W. Bush y cuestiones de raíz política como las patentes de software o la prohibición de programas como DeCSS.

Un fragmento:

Fascism is a system of government that sucks up to business and has no respect for human rights. So the Bush regime is an example, but there are lots of others. In fact, it seems we are moving towards more fascism globally.


En Slashdot, el usuario a_n_d_e_r_s explica:

“Fascism is associated with one or more of the following characteristics: a very high degree of nationalism, economic corporatism, and, after attaining political control of a country, a powerful, dictatorial state that views the nation as superior to the individuals or groups composing it.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

“”A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.”
— American Heritage Dictionary

Even though there are no clear definition of Fascism there is definititly clear that corporatism – the merging of big business and the state – are part of Fascism.

US today are leaning more and more towards fascism. Not many likes it – but its the sad truth.