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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RE[5]: Way missed the mark
by decision_theorist on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Way missed the mark"
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"And what does this have to do with the NDAA? Exactly.


I'm not even going to explain how all this ties together to you anymore,


If you don't see how dangerous the current goings on are, and how free and open access to the code that runs on your devices is an important weapon in counteracting these goings on, then I don't think any explanation is going to do it for you.

Sorry, but I think this is really a complete surrender. If you're not actually going to explain your argument then what is your article for?

Your article should explain these things, but instead it fudges the details.

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