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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Bias for Proclus' basis?
by OldSpook on Tue 4th Nov 2003 15:37 UTC

You seem only to target the USA for your protests. WHy is that?

Where is your "Blackout" for the persecution of the religious people in China?

Or the students being killed by the mullah lead theocracy in Iran?

Or the tribal slaughters of Animists and Christians in Sudan by the Islamic majority?

Or the families fed to the woodchippers by Saddam?

Or the death of innocents in Israel from Palestenian homocide bombers?

Or the deaths from the excessive responses by Israelis against Palestenians?

Or the Russian slaughter of Chechens and vice versa?

Or the trashing of the rain forests of Brazil and decimation of native populations there?

Be reasonable - and be consistent. THere are far greater tragedies and evils in this world than the US invasion of Iraq. Justified or not, there is no denying that people of Iraq and that region are better off now that Saddam and the Baathist government is gone. Now if we can get rid of the Kleptocracies in Saudi Arabia and Syria, get democracy allowed in Iran, and keep Israel and the Palestenians from each others throats, that would be a far more worthy cause for you to call attention to. Far more difficult too- perhaps that is why you avoid it.

Closer to home, why not darken your site for the undernourished children in the US, hurt by this economy? There are many going hungry and the cash-strapped charities cannot keep up. They could use the help and attention. Why not put in the content similar to what the VIM author does about the starving children in Africa?

Your politics are not *for* anything consistently. They seem to be focused on Anti-something, usually whatever the "in crowd's" anti-USA flavor of the month is. Being "anit" is easy - try being FOR something and calling attention to it - and volunteering.

Stepoff your soapbox, take the mask off and drop any pretense of being fair or liberal in any good sense of that word. Your actions say you aren't. You are just trying to use your position with a distro to play politics or bash only the US.

Leave the software as software, leave out your personal politics.

Even Richard Stallman and Eric Raymond manage to be reasonable about this.

Why not you?