[linux-elitists] Re: Strategy

Ben Finney bignose@zip.com.au
Wed Jan 22 16:02:56 PST 2003


On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Karsten M. Self said:
> > Point 1. is that cracking is almost always negligence on the part of
> > the cracked site (and coverup).


On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Karsten M. Self said:
> on Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 08:52:15AM -0500, Shawn McMahon (smcmahon@eiv.com) wrote:
> > We don't accept this defense for any crime; why should we accept it
> > for vandalism just because it's committed with and on a computer
> > instead of a brick wall?
> 
> Shawn:  stop being reasonable.
> The problem isn't the sensible cases.  It's the Jackson Games ones.

In that case, your "Point 1" above is far too broad.  You either believe
that "cracking is almost always negligence on the part of the cracked
site", or you believe that "the problem isn't the sensible cases".  Most
cases of cracking are vandalism, pure and simple (and "sensible" in the
sense of your later qualification above).

Identify the problem correctly so that it can be addressed, or you have
no chance convincing reasonable people.  Rail against injustice, but
don't make false sweeping generalisations.

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