[conspire] (forw) [MaraDNS list] Why I won't use Flattr or another similar scheme

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Sun Nov 13 01:22:41 PST 2011

Don Marti:
> begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 09:38:29PM +0000:
> > I would predict that a futures market for bugs would result in the
> > introduction of disastrous bugs just to game the market.  It's hard to
> > flood the market with pork bellies, but bugs and software are
> > practically synonymous.
> That's an interesting scenario.  Original author Alice introduces a
> bug that she knows will affect user Charlie, but that packager Bob
> will let through.

See also: "diseases of the rich".

> Sure, the world has too many derivatives traders, but the free
> software scene has zero.

I would argue that that's a strength.

"virii" would be the plural of the mythical masculine
noun "virius". The neuter plural of "virus" would be
"vira" (as "opus" & "opera"), and "viri" is the plural
of the masculine "vir" (man). It really is "viruses"!

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