[Freedom-misc] Libre Currency?

marioxcc.MT at yandex.com marioxcc.MT at yandex.com
Mon Jul 30 01:13:37 CEST 2018


Money and software are not analogous. Software can be copied and modified  
without any damage to the other copies, but money depends partially on its  
scarcity for value. If you could copy money as easy as you can copy software,  
all the money of the same denomination would be worthless and not useful to  
facilitate transactions. Actually, that is what happens when a government  
introduces a lot of money in circulation to pay debts or finance wars (it has  
happened several times in the history of mankind). People even dump banknotes  
as garbage because it becomes worthless. Search for “hyperinflation”.

With free software one can or can not have the right to modify and study the  
source code. The concept does not make sense for money.




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