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Re: [suse-security] freedom of speech (was ClamAV 0.82 -> 0.83) !
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 17:35:46 -0500
  • Message-id: <20050302223546.GA17101@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 07:17:20PM +0700, M. Edwin wrote:
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> Jure Koren wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 March 2005 07:05, Angry wrote:


"Think Free Speech, not Free Beer"

Don't like it, use Windows.



> >
> > You are right, his signature may be a bit silly (from a given perspective) to
> > use on a security related mailing list. However, the contents of the message,
> > not the signature, were very relevant to this list. I also believe it is up
> > to the sender to decide how and when to express his political opinions and I
> > would definitely stand up for his right to do so through a signature on a
> > public mailing list, regardless of what his opinion of anything might be. In
> > some parts of Europe, such freedom of speech is limited because of some of
> > the not very pleasant stuff that has happened to Europe in the last century.
> >
> > But Mr. Meissner has not been calling for anything but a boycott, which is
> > perfectly OK and although I don't think it might actually make the world a
> > better place, I'm quite fed up (for example) with the US and Japan based
> > corporations trying to impose a harmful patent legislation in the EU by
> > bribing the officials and would, if I was the vocal sort, also describe this
> > opinion in my signatures. Fortunately for all of the politically sensitive
> > types out there, I don't to this.
> >
> > Since the proposed patent legislation can have a very serious impact on IT
> > security, I think this is very on topic. I apologise to everyone who
> > disagrees.
> >
> >
> > Really, take it easy, it's just a signature. Besides, almost all US exports
> > are made in China, anyway, so nothing would change. And forced democracy (the
> > most important US export, afaik) is much like forced sex (sorry, couldn't
> > resist, oversimplifying is just so much fun).
> >
> > Oh yes, one more thing: you are free not to read the e-mail signatures.
> >


Germany is one of the best countries ever. Some in my family speak no
English, which is one reason I started teaching myself German. /mich Kuss
S.U.S.E. Look it up ;)




> I'm living in a poor country who just start "democracy in American way"
> and work in Japanese company. I know how it feels. Maybe, I'm the one
> who should speak loud about this thing ;-)
>
> I agree with you, it's a free list. Free not to read, free to speech
> because we love to use linux everyday.
>
> Edwin.
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