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I totally agree.  I think such places aren't 
public lists or even closed door communities,  
and given individual choices, difficult to sustain 
and cohere.  I believe toleration, self-restraint 
and compassion are the way humans govern themselves 
well.   Rand did figure out the need for these; she 
said that one can't compel them of individuals 
by force.  Balance is between duty to the greater 
good and wealth through understanding these are interdependent 
and meet in social work, but that social work in and 
of itself, that society is not granted rights over 
the individual work without recompense and recognition. 
Otherwise, individuals are slaves to the abstraction 
of "the people" and this is just as intolerable as 
slavery to a government.

That said, self-restraint means not carrying forward 
with this thread.

Back to angle brackets for some.  I have to go 
back to coding in a dead database language that 
refuses to quit walking the earth at night, but a 
day of coding beats a day of reading RFPs anyday. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

I think I'm looking more for a place where developers can work and share
without concern for business $$ or even recognition from the world.  No
need to take our toys and go home, no need to stop the motor of the

Heck, I can even read the W3C as the Galt folks, taking their toys
behind a veil of secrecy and issuing pronouncements we should all
recognize as wisdom and follow. Such geniuses have no need for that
collective-responsibility stuff called accountability.

Without the openness and sharing - two things Ayn Rand never figured out
- there just isn't much point to doing it at all.  


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