Boyle, Epstein and Moglen

Lots of people have been discussing Richard Epstein’s Why open source is unsustainable and, now, James Boyles response [both in one PDF].

While Boyle’s response is pretty good, I strongly recommend that interested readers instead take a look at the transcript of Eben Moglen’s presentation at Harvard for JOLT (cited here) that he gave as a followup to Darl McBride’s visit. I think he lays out (and wipes out) the arguments much more cleanly, albeit in much more space.