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C-Level View :: May 23, 2007

Executive View

When Ideas Move without Friction
An interview with Eben Moglen, Software Freedom Law Center about the future of collaboration and technology.

By Mary Grush

CT: Will technology engender more collaboration?

Moglen: Human beings are social animals. They don't collaborate because; they collaborate as a result of what they are. Human beings collaborate by nature. We are biologically crafted for collaboration. The fundamental question of human social structure is the question of the scale of that collaboration and the nature of its direction. And, human societies over the long secular course of human history have evolved ways of extending the reach of those forms of social collaboration....

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