Speaking of religions (see my last blog entry): there is another new religion today (at least in parts of the IT world), and it's called "free software" (or "open source software", which practically means the same thing, if we leave out any nitpicking about definitions). John Carroll wrote a nice commentary "A response to Richard Stallman" for ZDNet which discusses some philosophical and economic aspects of this new faith that Stallman et al. are trying to spread. Worth reading.