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Re: [suse-security] freedom of speech (was ClamAV 0.82 -> 0.83) !
  • From: "M. Edwin" <edwin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 19:17:20 +0700
  • Message-id: <4225AED0.8070306@xxxxxxxxx>
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Jure Koren wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 07:05, Angry wrote:
> 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.

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.

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