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

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Mon Feb 9 21:51:01 UTC 2004

Darl hasn't done that in the US. Whose laws we seem to be talking about 
emulating. Is this actually possible, or are there controls to prevent 
abuses like this?

How do we seperate real threats from scaremongering?

Is it wise for us to be seen to oppose any legislation that seeks to 
protect copyright from infringement given that our right to distribute 
open source software relies on that protection. We could just as easily 
ring a router manufacturers ISP and complain that they are distributing 
Linux kernal binaries in their router firmware flash updates without 
releasing source in violation of the GPL.

Not trying to start a flamewar or anything. But we all have personal 
views on these topics, and I think it might be good to work out which 
issues are of vital concern to the Linux community, and which should be 
dealt with by organisations like EFA.

Ian Callahan wrote:
> Sorry. I must correct what I said about b).
> On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 23:38, Ian Callahan wrote:
>>>(b)'s disappointing, but I don't think it affects Linux or Open Source
>>>at all.
>>Consider: "Hi Mr. ISP! My name's Darl. I believe you are mirroring a
>>pirate OS called Linux which infringes our IP. Please desist!"
> It should have been "Hi Mr ISP! My name's Darl. I believe one of your
> clients is mirroring a pirate OS which infringes our copyright. Please
> stop him. (Or else...)"
> Ian
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