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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jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

"The number one complaint I hear about why people don't use free software like Linux et al, is that it's too hard to use. BUT THAT'S THE POINT."

If that's the point, then your cause is doomed.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

Knowledge is power and when you give it up don't be surprised when they take your shiny gadgets away too.

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Easy to use doesn't mean lack of knowledge, nor does hard to use particularly mean you possess knowledge.

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