Protesilaos Stavrou
Philosopher. Polymath.

I signed the Public Domain Manifesto

All my works, whether they are writings or programs, are provided under terms that respect your freedom.1 The rights of end recipients to use, modify, share each work or its derivatives are prerequisites of decentralised and interpersonal creativity; of culture at-large.

I believe that many of the problems in our economy or politics in general spring from the misinterpretation of intellectual property and its consequent weaponisation by oligopolistic interests. The logic of exclusivity and the concomitant practice of artificial scarcity force people towards becoming individualistic, which ultimately benefits the establishment that wants us weak and divided. Cooperation is discouraged so that corporations can further increase their profits, typically to the detriment of society and the planet.

With these in mind, I decided to sign the Public Domain Manifesto. It is a step in the right direction. I encourage you to study and support it.

  1. My writings are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0, while my programs are available under the GNU General Public License version 3. [^]