Linked by Michael L. Love on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 19:19 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives The GNU-Darwin Distribution is a free operating system and a popular source of free software for Mac OS X and Darwin-x86 users, but it is also a platform for digital activism. Founded in November of 2000, the Distribution has the stated goal of bringing software freedom to computer users of every stripe, and vigilantly defending digital liberties.
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RE: Sorry, I'll try again
by Azmeen Afandi on Tue 4th Nov 2003 01:49 UTC

However, what I said still stands. The GNU/Darwin project is shooting itself in the foot for making it a platform for political activism not even related to computers. Like I said, if they want to make a big deal about the DMCA, dumb software patents, etc., fine. But why drag the whole "war in Iraq" thing into it? Plenty of people who support the war, like myself, are going to be immediately turned off by their stance.

You, Mr White, are saying that this project is shooting itself in the foot merely for disagreeing with a cause that you support. While you might be selective in the causes that you support, please be aware that others, including this project's leaders are free to be just as selective of the causes they themselves support.

I don't see anything wrong with this at all, at least in this project nobody gets hurt or killed... And as long as it stays that way, I'll be fine with whatever activism they want to associate themselves with.