> vestiges of capitalism continue to exist (such institutions as state, > market, and money) yup. > the state represents the masses -- it is not coercive I don't think this applies here, since the gov't has nothing to do with development of open source software (except for places like Sandia, where they sponser Linux development). > income differentials remain to motivate workers: "from each according > to his ability, to each according to his labor" Sure. > cooperation replaces competition no competition, eh? > production of goods and services that provide social utility (rather > than maximize profits) - as determined by a plan of economic activities Call me crazy, but I highly doubt that Redhat's IPO was intended to provide social utility. :) > classless society - abolition of the distinction between rural and > urban areas, elimination of exploitation and alienation through the > abolition of private property Compare silicon valley (lots of open source people) to Terre Haute. I'd say there's still quite a distinction. John -- # John Madden weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ICQ: 2EB9EA # Sys-Admin / Webmaster, Avenir Web: http://avenir.dhs.org # LANdb: Network Admin Database - http://avenir.dhs.org/landb/ # NCPweb: Web-based frontend to ncpfs - http://avenir.dhs.org/ncpweb/ # Linux, Apache, Perl and C: All the best things in life are free!