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:Darwin protests very Anti-American
by Great Cthulhu on Tue 4th Nov 2003 03:38 UTC

Actually, I think his point is that, since he's an american, he's in best position to criticize his own government, since he's the one he's most likely to be able to affect (however remote that may be).

It's not very effective to complain about a faraway dictatorship. Dictators aren't really bothered by protest, especially non-violent ones.

However, the U.S. government is a democracy, and as such can be influenced by its constituents. Activism here is more cost-effective than abroad. Also, since dissident networks seem to be international (like the effects of amercian foreign policy ;-), it's common usage for activists here to help out activists abroad. I'm sure the guys at GNU-Darwin decry what you've enumerated as much as any reasonable person would - it's just that they focus their activism on what they can most directly affect, IMHO.