No. There was a time Microsoft might have tried to convince you otherwise, but I think that's past.
They touch on it, some, in Revolution OS
I'm not sure RMS ever landed on the notion that software freedom is an essential aspect of property rights in the underlying hardware. For the contrast between so-called "intellectual property" and real property, try Stephan Kinsella
. He writes frequently for the Mises Institute. Also worth getting acquainted with is Wendy McElroy
. (While I'm at it: I guess Claire Wolfe
is still a Mint fan, even if we came close to losing her
("open source") is an anarcho-capitalist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_Torvalds wrote:[Nils] Torvalds was active in the Communist Party of Finland (SKP) since he was a college student in the 1960s. He was elected to the Central Committee of the SKP in 1982. He belonged to the Taistoist (hardline) minority. His political beliefs developed after learning of the atrocities committed against communist sympathizers in Finland. In his son Linus' book, he is reported as having lost enthusiasm for Communism.
Directly, although I don't think it's particularly worthy commentary as politcal economy per se
_The Hacker Ethic_, Torvalds et al. wrote:
[C]ommunism involves a centralized authority model -- communism is a form of statist economy -- and that is alien to hackers.source
I have a long list of stuff like this in Europe. It's happening
in North Korea, right now.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ixGYzbLz0
wyrdoak wrote:"...libertarian socialism"
...is a contradiction in terms, like anarcho-syndicalism, and "communal ownership" generally.