[linux-elitists] An Open Letter to Don Marti

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Fri Dec 22 22:38:22 PST 2000


Aaron Lehmann writes:

> When are you going to start battling the Evil Hard Disk Cabal (As Seen
> On Slashdot(TM))?

When Don Marti battled the CPRM standard
He wrote an open letter to the ATA T13 Committee
And made the OEMs keep John Hoy out of my hard drive


or again (with slight elaboration, & with feeling):

When CP was in T13
(Let ATA go!)
O working group, this cannot stand.
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

"Thus spoke John G.", bold Marti said:
"Let ATA go!
If not I'll crash your hard drives' heads.
Let ATA go!"

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

No more shall they in bondage toil:
(Let ATA go!)
Let this come out with CP spoiled.
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

John G. told Marti what to do:
(Let ATA go!)
To keep stored bits in _cleartext_ -- Gnu.
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

O come on Marti, you'll not get lost
(Let ATA go!)
You'll get the random access point across.
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

When T13 heard the other side
(Let ATA go!)
CPRM commands all fell aside
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

When they fled the committee floor
(Let ATA go!)
We sang a song of triumph o'er
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

John Hoy said he should be the boss
(Let ATA go!)
Of ATA, but then he lost!
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

O let us all from bondage flee
(Let ATA go!)
And open hardware keep us free
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

You need not always weep and mourn
(Let ATA go!)
Nor DRM make ye forlorn
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

LMI can't against you stand
(Let ATA go!)
And you shall win OEMs' hand!
(Let ATA go!)

Go Don, Marti
Way down in CP-land
Tell old John Hoy
To let ATA go

-- 
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