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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Stupid defective keyboard :p
by Flanders on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Way missed the mark"
Flanders
Member since:
2012-01-03

I'll try again. Prev. message was incomplete, due to my stu pid defective keyboard. Here I'll try again:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I was scrolling down the thread and wondering why noone seem ed to notice the obvious flaw in this article - that there is NO connection between the bad  laws and anything rms ever predicted!

It never does mention excactly what rms said 30 years ago t hat was an accurate prediction of the future.

Neither does it explain what these laws have to do with fre e software and I start to suspect that the author of the a rticle does not have enough technical knowledge to know that all these bad laws would be perfectly possible in a world with only free software.

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