What stranges me out about Does Linux equal socialism? is the fact that the author seems very careful to point out that the GPL allows for profit, and that open source therefore isn’t entirely socialistic after all. The implication is that if open source [anything] is socialistic in nature, we’d better steer clear because Jesus wouldn’t like that, but thank goodness Red Hat and IBM have profited from open source since that makes Linux capitalistic, and therefore okay.
The implication being that Jesus was a capitalist, or that there are anti-socialist teachings somewhere in the Bible. If you had asked me, I would have said that Jesus was a socialist. “We are our brother’s keeper” and all that. I would have thought Jesus would have compiled his own kernel.