I find that when an artist or philosopher discovers â€œopen sourceâ€? they then try to either apply its principles to their work or to decide what those principles are based on. Since Open Source is a term carefully designed to discard the ethical basis of Free Software, they invariably confuse the hell out of themselves. God help them if they read â€˜The Cathedral and The Bazaarâ€™.
Alternatively, is an artist discovering free software is more likely to act differently, applying principles of community and sharing to their work?