On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 11:05:39 +0530, CK Raju <ckraju(a)zyberway.com> wrote:
I presented a paper on the social fairness of software
at the just
concluded 34th Regional Science Conference at Thrissur. The core
theme is attached herewith for remarks and suggestions from members
of this list.
Huge drain of economic resources for maintaining efforts
That is not a good argument for countering proprietary software at
all. The archives of this list are full of comments pointing out why
this argument is flawed.
I deliberately avoided the terminology of 'Free
Software' as the
audience had been economists and planning experts.
To such an audience we can say at the outset "Please don't consider
free software for its economic benefits but for its social benefits."
Using the term swatantra software would also help.