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Special features of Free Software

Free Software is not a commodity

  • Without exchange

    Nothing must be exchanged

  • Exists in abundance

    There is no scarcity beyond technical limitations

  • Open sources make secrets impossible

  • Cooperation instead of competition

  • Absolute quality claim

    Result of the use-oriented way of production

    For commodities it suffices if the buyer believes in quality relative to the competitors

  • Call to contribute (inclusion model)

    With commodities only a small circle may contribute (exclusion model)


Free software is as worthless as the air to breathe

Only commodities may have an (exchange) value

The use value is independent of this

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