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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RE[2]: I'm sorry to say...
by decision_theorist on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm sorry to say..."
decision_theorist
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2012-01-03

How is cyanogenmod going to help you reach websites shut down by SOPA or not get arrested as a 'terrorist suspect' under NDAA?

This whole article is a non-sequitur.

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RE[3]: I'm sorry to say...
by stabbyjones on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 01:28 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm sorry to say..."
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decision_theorist Member since:
2012-01-03

I saw that post, but I don't see how anything in it is relevant to open vs. closed source. We can do proxying, tor routing, encrypted communications, and all the rest of it just as well on a closed source machine as an open sourced one.

So, again, I ask how free software has anything to do with SOPA or NDAA.

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