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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Is Cancer Un-American?

John Maloney wrote:
> "Microsoft's push is a new front in a long-running company assault on the
> open-source movement, which company officials have called a cancer and un-
> American."    (01)

Just posted a satire I wrote called "MicroSlaw" to this comment form:
in response to a request for comments at the Senate Committee on the
Judiciary on copyright legal issues:
  http://judiciary.senate.gov/special/feature.cfm    (02)

You can see a copy of what I posted here on Slashdot:    (03)

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/05/23/2355237&mode=thread&tid=97&threshold=2    (04)

as part of this larger Slashdot discussion of the MPAAs latest attempt
to get copy protection added to all devices that perform analog to
digital conversion:
  http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/05/23/2355237    (05)

I'll admit this satire was inspired in part by recent discussions here
on licensing. Would have posted it here first in its entirety if
permission to use had been resolved.    (06)

Impressed with all the other postings here over the last few days --
haven't had time to reply as we've been busy freeing the rest of our
software and forming a new organization to do some good things. (New Sig
too!)    (07)

-Paul Fernhout
The Pointrel Foundation
Helping people understand nature, technology, and society
by developing free software and free content, as well as 
networks of free digital libraries to house such free knowledge.
http://www.pointrel.org    (08)