[linux-elitists] Dmitry Sklyarov: no plea (fwd)

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Sat Jan 19 06:41:21 PST 2002


>>>>> "EL" == Eugene Leitl <Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> writes:

    RS> Dmitry should shut up and enjoy his freedom, and everyone else
    RS> should get back to work and stop thinking you've gained any
    RS> significant victory.

    EL> There is no victory.

Well, if you _only_ define victory as meaning that the DMCA is thrown
out, Dmitry is freed and giving a big cash settlement for wrongful
arrest, our foolish leaders hang their heads in shame, the streets of
the USA are paved with strong encryption and the WIPO headquarters in
Geneva is dismantled stone by stone, well, then, there's no victory.

But there is such a thing as a "mixed" victory. We got some things we
wanted, we didn't get the others. The involvement of the activist
community swelled to thousands, but flagged well before Dmitry
actually walked.

But the key thing is that we carried FREE DMITRY signs, and lo and
behold, Dmitry is walking among the living again. Primary goal
succeeded.

I think it's a matter of need whether to view the glass as half empty
or half full. Where feelings of victory mean that you want to sit on
your laurels and not worry any more, then, hey, no victory.

Where feelings of victory will inspire FEER in the enemies of freedom
and ELATION and SWELLING in the ranks of activist crazies, then, hey,
hooray for our side. NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA, D-MI-TRY, GO-OD BYE!

~Mr. Bad

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