Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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fithisux
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2006-01-22

The big problem is how to revert this downward trend...Many suggestions, none of them work and I can only see our fate going straight to the wall ;)


Stallman's suggestions work, but humans are notorious for repeatedly making bad choices for bad reasons.

Edited 2012-01-02 19:48 UTC

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