[Linux-aus] Never mind the MyDoom crap, make some noise about this!

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Mon Feb 9 20:24:02 UTC 2004

On Mon, 9 Feb 2004 18:01, Anthony Towns wrote:
> I don't know what (a)'s about. Could be important, could be trivial.

End of any remaining sovreignty.

> (b)'s disappointing, but I don't think it affects Linux or Open
> Source at all.

They can clamp your FOSS project with essentially no evidence.

> (c)'s disappointing at first glance, although the "public interest
> exception" could be interesting.


> (d)'s disappointing, but is negligibly different to just retaining
> the current term, which is effectively infinite anyway.

We need it to go the other way in order to be reasonable. Any trend in 
an upward direction is bad unless it's so ridiculous that it somehow 
causes a revolt.

> (e) seems a bit gratuitous, but doesn't seem particularly important
> either.

It gives you a bit of insight into what the rest is really about. Our 
protection schemes suck, so we're going to nuke the problems and if 
you're both lucky and good we might let you into a very small shelter 

It's not a business-as-usual, it's another notch on the stove dial 
that's cooking our collective frogs.

Cheers; Leon

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