Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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Neolander
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2010-03-08

I know that many people would consider RMS a loon, but nevertheless his point made below is on-topic for this thread:
http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/new-us-cybersecurity-bill-could-...

Essentially, RMS points out that:
The Homeland Security Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010 has loose wording would allow bad measures like requiring companies, institutions, or even just major Web sites, to use specific proprietary software.

Oh dear, dear, dear... The HADOPI monitoring software madness is spreading in other parts of the world...

The sole thing I've got to say is good luck, US citizens. In France, we have failed to get rid of an anticonstitutional law including similar clauses (among other creepy things). It was blown up by the constitutional council once, but then they slightly reworded it and somehow managed to get it through without changing anything at the core the second time.

One of these countless wonderful things which the Sarkozy government brought in this country... But hell, the majority of guys who voted for him or didn't vote deserved it as a lesson.

Edited 2010-12-13 07:46 UTC

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