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about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun & profit.

I was big into and you can still see some of what I listen to there. I can also be found using github and recently sourcehut as well as bitbucket (historically). I don't care for most popular social media sites. If I have an account on one or the other it's probably either old and unused or was created just for tinkering.


Links to things I like, use, or otherwise feel is worth sharing. Things I'd like to see get more popular.

Link: About Intellectual Property and Competition

Just read this article: How “Intellectual Property” Impedes Competition. Which I thought was very interesting. I especially like: "Real, tangible property rights result from natural scarcity and follow as a matter of course from the attempt to maintain occupancy of physical property that cannot be possessed by more than one person at a time."

I think this is why people who defened very strong IP regimes by comparing to real property rights are not making a good argument. I don't totally agree with the article either but I always like to read arguments for limited IP with pro market perspectives.

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