And now for your entertainment and amusement, a little GNU-Darwin
history, which seems quite germane at this time. In addition to this
below, I also recommend our anti-war materials.
I hope that this material will be helpful to people who are looking for
ways to protect the NYC anti-war demonstrators, and/or the people and
shrine of Najaf. Please distribute freely.
From: proclus realm <proclus@...>
To: "Balint, Jess" <JBalint@...>
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Subject: [Gnu-darwin-distribution] GNU-Darwin: DC 7/17: We Are The Stakeholders
For me the point is in the slogan. This meeting appears to be a
self-congratualory handshake between a bunch of CEOs, where the voters
will be excluded from the decisions of their government.
In their brashness, they think they can make it an open meeting, with
comments, because they feel that the people are inured into helplessness.
By showing up and making a little noise, we show them that the people
are the real stakeholders, not the corporations, and that we are ready
to take democratic action now, especially if they plan to buy off the
regulators and legislators. I wish I could be there.
This is also the message of these unusual posts to the GNU-Darwin
lists, and of our Freedom News page.
We will stand up and let them know that we are watching, that we see
what they are trying to do, that we object to it. We will engage them
at every turn with our innovation and by exercising our rights. Someone
must say NO to these IP bullies, and I'm happy that GNU-Darwin can be
part of that assertion.
Vigilance is the operative word. If we are not strong, then open
standards, free software, fair use, and even free speech will be
bulldozed for the profit of a few depraved and already wealthy
individuals. They have shown us with their media what they want
for America, and it is a disgusting picture. Their intention is clear,
but our stridency is thus enabled. We must put them
back in their place, and we must do it now while we still can, before it is
From: proclus realm <proclus@...>
Subject: GNU-Darwin: We are the stakeholders
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Apple has been excluded from the DRM workshop, or else they are keeping
clear. It would be interesting to find out which it is. Maybe those
Valenti groupies want to shut Apple out of the DRM OS. On the other hand,
Apple could get much credibility from the users by speaking out against
Palladium and so on. Any ideas? Also, I've updated the news page with
links that have been discussed on the ad hoc list stakeholders list. Check
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Reply-To: proclus realm <proclus@...>
Subject: Fwd: GNU-Darwin: Blackout
GNU-Darwin will blackout tomorrow, if the 7/17 fair-use
representatives, leafleteers, or demonstrators are ill-treated. We will
also commence to organize a world-wide boycott against the companies in
the DRM workshop.
Please accept my apologies, if you got more than one copy of this
Visit proclus realm! http://proclus.tripod.com/
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