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Why are there so many crappy security products for sale?

It's interesting to apply the same principles to the software market in general.


MORPHISM � BEYOND COMMUNISM AND CAPITALISM

By

Ashok malhotra

� Ashok Malhotra June 2005
Any part of this publication may be reprinted freely by any person provided reference is given

1. INTRODUCTION


Introduction:

The purpose of this article is to determine if the possibility of free software movement causing a new post-capitalistic society exist. In order to answer that question we are going to follow these steps:

- Define capitalism
- Define it's problems
- Focus on information technology and determine if and why is capitalism handling it improperly
- Determine the relations between capitalism and free software movement
- Can and how can free software movement cause a new "post-capitalist" society?

What is capitalism?


(!) This articles has been revised - please read it here! (!)

OLD VERSION:

There is a relation between technology and capitalism. And there is a relation between open source and free software movement and so to be called post-capitalism. What is post-capitalistic society and where are these relations?