[linux-elitists] Re: [novalug] News conference, demonstrations, and talks in mid-July 2003
Thu Jul 3 10:39:39 PDT 2003
On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Thomas R. Corbin wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 02 2003 05:42 pm, Jay Sulzberger wrote:
> | On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Thomas R. Corbin wrote:
> | > On Wednesday, July 02 2003 02:47 pm, Jay Sulzberger wrote:
> | > | Some of us would like to give a news conference some time in July 2003,
> | > | hopefully near the middle of the month, at which we would demonstrate
> | > | how a home computer boots today, and explain how, under DRM, home
> | > | computers would not permit free booting. If there were a good place to
> | > | give such a conference in Washington DC we would like to do so. If
> | > | not, we will give the conference in New York. It might be possible to
> | > | give two or more simultaneous or near simultaneous conferences, if the
> | > | DC and New York and other free software groups can organize this.
> | > |
> | > | WHEN THE PEOPLE KNOW THE TRUTH ALL WILL FIGHT.
> | > |
> | > | WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR COMPUTERS AND OUR NET.
> | >
> | > Make sure John Gibson at Fox News Channel sees it.
> | Will do.
> | Who is John Gibson? I have heard of Fox News, but never watched it, at
> | least never consciously. I have likely flipped past it.
> He hosts an hourly show every weekday at 5pm. Something like "The Big Story
> with John Gibson"
> He makes a LOT of sarcastic remarks to the effect that Internet folks are
> against DRM because they all just want to steal stuff.
NYFU is against DRM, because DRM ends private ownership of computers and
ends free private, tribal, business, and public use of our Net.
Is John Gibson for private property? Is he for free speech? If he is,
then, if he knew what DRM is, he'd be against DRM. Perhaps, this is
conjecture, he runs a source secret OS on his home computer, and so does
not grasp that he is the legal owner of his machine, with full rights and,
if he runs a free OS, full practical powers.
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