/!\ work on this manifesto started the 13 august 2001 and it is still under heavy construction.


La destruction de la conscience individuelle represente pourtant une haute idee de culture, c'est une idee profonde de la culture d'ou derive une forme toute nouvelle de civilisation. Ne pas se sentir vivre en tant qu'individu revient a echapper a cette forme redoutable du capitalisme que moi, j'appelle le capitalisme de la conscience puisque l'ame c'est le bien de tous.

Antonin Artaud, Messages revolutionnaires - 3 juin 1936

Yes the old rules of the art world remain intact but so what! The real cultural impact of this era will be seen historically to have come from the community of programmers and developers that created the open source movement, who used gnu and the net to challenge more effectively than any previous avant garde the nature of creativity, collaboration and intellectual property. What Brecht promised the hackers delivered. As we make our technologies and they make us, the true outcomes may yet mirror the early visions more closely than our current era of necessary disenchantment may allow.

David Garcia, from somewhere inside my harddisk


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The center of the free software movement's success, and the greatest achievement of Richard Stallman, is not a piece of computer code. The success of free software, including the overwhelming success of GNU/Linux, results from the ability to harness extraordinary quantities of high-quality effort for projects of immense size and profound complexity. And this ability in turn results from the legal context in which the labor is mobilized. As a visionary designer Richard Stallman created more than Emacs, GDB, or GNU. He created the General Public License.

And so, in one of history's little ironies, the global triumph of bad software in the age of the PC was reversed by a surprising combination of forces: the social transformation initiated by the network, a long-discarded European theory of political economy, and a small band of programmers throughout the world mobilized by a single simple idea.

The rules we have now, known as copyright, were established in the age of the printing press, an inherently centralized method of mass-production copying. In a print environment, copyright on journal articles restricted only journal publishers requiring them to obtain permission to publish an article and would-be plagiarists. It helped journals to operate and disseminate knowledge, without interfering with the useful work of scientists or students, either as writers or readers of articles. These rules fit that system well.

Richard Stallman

from encyclopedia:

Dyne is the unit of force. One dyne is that force which, acting on a mass of one gramme, imparts to it an acceleration of one centimetre per second per second.

Dynamics is the branch of mechanics which consists of the study of the motion of matter and its causes.

* http://www.uia.org/uiadocs/statics.htm

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Dynamics are things that change. The language of change is mathematical and is based in calculus. Fundamental to calculus is the derivative. The derivative can be viewed as the ratio of change between a dependent variable and an independent variable. As the velocity changes over time, its derivative is acceleration. Acceleration describes the change in velocity over time.

But if the universe changes continually according to the tensions between opposites, it is senseless to ask for its origin in the manner of myth. There is no beginning and no end; there is only existence. Heraclitus states magnificently: "This world (kosmos) which is the same for all, no one of the gods or men has made; but it was ever, is now, and ever shall be an ever-living fire, with measures of it kindling, and measures going out." Fire is the symbol for a universe in flux between tensional opposites. As Burnet says: "The quantity of fire in a flame burning steadily appears to remain the same, the flame seems to be what we call a "thing." And yet the substance of it is continually changing. It is always passing away in smoke, and its place is always taken by fresh matter from the fuel that feeds it."