I'm really getting tired of reading articles about people who think intellectual property isn't property. I have had a hard time believing people could be so pig headed about the issue until today, when riding my bike home, it hit me like a 30 mph headwind.
People who don't think intellectual property is property never created any. Or perhaps they never created any worthwhile.
Of course there are exceptions to this, like RMS, but what did he create, EMACS? Is that really valid? Or does that fall under the heading of "not worthwhile", because EMACS is already fading from popularity and vi is still going strong. Or, perhaps, I'm missing the point on this one, that RMS does believe in IP, but belives it should be free for people to use, advancement of the greater good, standing on the shoulders of giants and all that.