Easy, easy...(first I am not an English native speaker, may be the word whore has a meaning to it which I was not aware of, but that is just a side note).
Let's see, you say I am GPL bashing, because it takes away jobs and I don't like open source, and you fail to understand why.
Me too, I don't understand that, because I have no idea from what you draw your conclusions. I like open source so much that I exclusively use it since five years and I have high respect for any coder who releases his software GPL. Period.
I think I do understand the GPL and one of the features is that GPL software has to be distributed at no cost. So, logically, it is harder to make money, writing open source software. That statement is such a no brainer, that I really can't add anything to it. If you can't follow that thinking, I can't help it. Thousands of people develop open source software, because they see important non monetary values in it and so do I.
You also said I am against code sharing and am for reinventing the wheel ? You couldn't be further off the point. Other people's open source code is my learning material. I couldn't be more happy to have it available at no cost for studying it.
I know enough people who develop open source software, they are either so good that they work in an open source company and get paid, or they have a sponsor company who pays them and allows them to develop what they want. Some of them manage to survive on their income they generate as consultants promoting their own open source software package they have written. There are not many who can generate enough income to make a living for their families just by doing this on their own. Usually they have sell, merge, resell, remerge in ever larger open source companies to rescue their open source software from dying away and being further developed to always better, more flexible and more extended packages. Why you deduct from this comment, that I am against open source software, I have no clue.
(Your remark that the poster liked to code for porn is really not relevant, I am not against him liking what he does, contrary if he had to do this work NOT liking it, then I would really pity him).
With regards to legalizing drugs and porn or prostitution, I think you need to rethink a bit what you said.
There are countries which distribute drugs to heroin addicts at no cost, they try to convince them to replace slowly the hard drug with something less addictive and slowly to rehabilitate them to get off the hook. Netherland and Switzerland have projects like that AFAIK. One of your own governors (either New Mexico or Arizona) has suggested such measures as well.
With regards to porn all I am trying to point out is that there are four parties involved in the set. The porn running online company, the women, who act, the coder, who supports the company and the majority of male users, who are consumers.
The only party, who is exploited here, is the male consumer. Of course the casual male consumer will not see himself exploited, as he is willing to pay for a service he enjoys.
But there is enough evidence that porn consumption is addictive, that it has quite often negative mental health effects on the male user ( causing severe depression) and that it can cause damage to your real life friends and partners and social life. Compulsive porn consumption can certainly cause problems in some marriages.
I have no idea why I should support the porn industry's monetary exploitation of a compulsive consumption of that magnitude, based on those findings in the mental health field.
In addition I have my doubts that the women selling their acting services to porn companies are adaequately paid, at least not on average. I also doubt that it is a clean business, meaning that I could imagine there is a considerable number of women (especially in Third World countries), who earn pennies for that sort of work and are forced into it. In that case I see an exploitation of the women, who sell their images and acting services as well.
I have a hard time to see any exploitation of the porn coder or the CEO of the company, who runs the porn sites.
It would be very easy to produce porn at no cost and offer services for free. There are enough women who would be willing to do so. Of course you might not like the idea, because it spoils business for the coder and the porn company.
But like the GPL is braking into a monopoly business of MS by taking away the profit making aspect with GPLed open source software, insisting that free software is freely available at no cost, so would no cost and free porn destroy an exploitative porn industry.
You say If a business is hurting other people, then you make those actions punishable by law and police the industry. Well I don't know how I can convince you that you can't punish away
porn consumption (nor should you), nor can you police the online porn industry by law. But you can take out the monetary incentive from that industry by offering porn at no cost online.
Hopefully I get my point crossed over correctly now. Of course you are welcome to doubt my integrity of thinking, but that's really up to you. I won't answer another time.
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