Let's celebrate Dlang on D day

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Mon May 27 12:22:03 UTC 2019

On Monday, 27 May 2019 at 05:34:55 UTC, Nick Sabalausky 
(Abscissa) wrote:
> I suspect our closest hope may lie with something like this: 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_purpose_corporation> 
> Although, even that only seems a mere "step in the right 
> direction", rather than a solution...(Under it,

It is hard to tell. IKEA is a foundation, it's creator insists 
that it is real, others might say that it is so for taxation 
reasons. Certainly for profit, yet has some social profile by not 
being "snobbish".

Here in Norway the COOP has become quite big over the years, but 
they are very much for profit, although are technically owned by 
their customers.

In the US you have FSF though, which totally changed the software 
industry in the 90s with the GPL. Granted BSD has since then 
gained ground, but I don't think that would have happened without 
the GPL to the same extent. I think the GPL created some sort of 
competition for attention in the software sector? GCC also 
totally undercut commercial compilers…

Kinda funny. (Unless you are a compiler publisher…)

> the US: Anything that doesn't directly facilitate "money is 
> power, might makes right" just gets labeled "communist" or 
> "socialist" and rejected outright by the nationalist rednecks 
> we've been overrun by ever since 9/11. (Go figure, they attack

Well, there was a lot of brainwashing on both sides during the 
cold war (until to 1990). It takes time for it to fade away, 
although the younger US generation that I see in youtube comment 
fields appears to be openminded?

> had. Figures, coming from the same fine folks who brought the 
> world such hits as "Puritanism", "Witch Trials" and "Shorten a

I think our situation is better when smaller parties get a say. 
When there is two big parties that switch roles then they become 
too smug, when a big party has to beg a small party for support 
then they become more humble…

But I guess parliamentarism would be difficult to establish in 
the US as the constitution seems to be revered by many as holy.

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