[conspire] brilliant Brazilian document?

Eric De Mund ead-conspire at ixian.com
Fri Apr 22 01:35:00 PDT 2005


Can someone dig up a pointer to the, IMHO, brilliant short document some
Brazilian open-sourcer wrote explaining why software developed with
public funds must be kept freely available? It was not overly lengthy,
yet advanced the thesis rather elegantly. It spoke about government
lock-in (to the tool), and the impropriety of public funds going towards
something that required private citizens to potentially purchase propri-
etary software.

I believe it is a relatively recent document; I first saw it about two
months ago. Thank you. I want to store that document away so that I can
pull it out and reread it periodically.

"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable.
Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt.
Give the world your best anyway."
--Mother Teresa

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