[Linux-aus] Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign

Paul Shirren shirro at shirro.com
Mon Jun 10 13:40:25 EST 2013

I think the greatest value is when an org like LA brings a specific, 
unique viewpoint to issues like this and we should perhaps get behind 
the campaign based on the extent to which it interacts with open source 
development and use rather than its broader impact on citizens which is 
perhaps best left to other entities.

LA needs to be able to work with a broad range of organisations and 
political parties on a range of issues. I think that might be easier if 
we consistently base arguments on impacts to open source users and 
developers rather than being caught up in the broader debate on Internet 

While I personally object greatly to data retention which pretty much 
denies the legal presumption of innocence to which we should all be 
entitled I think the second and third bullet points might be the ones we 
are best able to provide organisational comment on.

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