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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Hence, this comment system is little more than a way to censor comments from those you don't agree with

I don't see how this comment system sensors anything. I've read the comment, so it isn't sensored.

That a few people opt to have others decide what they are able to see and what not is unfortunate, but that is selfinflicted short sightedness. The comment system itself offers ample opportunity to view the comments in all its gory glory, which is the way I prefer it.

I don't give a hoot for other peoples +1's (or -1's) when it comes to value in a comment. Even if a comment is downmodded past minus ten, I'll still opt to judge it on its merit. That I'm able to do that, proves that there is no cencorship on OS News.

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