[Linux-aus] [luv-talk] Should I feel sorry for Queenslanders?!

David Lyon david.lyon at hackerpads.com
Sun Nov 24 19:34:08 EST 2013

On 2013-11-23 12:00, Russell Coker wrote:
> In the modern corporatist environment doing everything legally means 
> changing
> the legal system to get the result that they desire.  This is against 
> the
> interests of the citizens and the country in general.

Western Democracies, including Australia have ways that people and 
corporations can effect change. Even changing laws to suit particular 
interest groups.

What I mean is that if it's deemed so necessary for there to be an 
opposing voice then Linux Australia can do what any corporate can do and 
register individuals on the Australian Lobbyists Register. They can then 
approach Governments and people within the same circles that corporates 
are active in and voice their opinions in a convincing manner just the 

Doing this takes time and money. One has to ask 'Is it worth it?'.

I'm just describing that if change is really, really wanted, then there 
are legal ways that this can be done. The same laws that govern any 
large software vendor are equally accessible to the Open-Source 

So I don't see that Open-Source or Linux-Australia is at any great 
disadvantage democratically to the corporates.

Just giving the positive outlook and pointing out that laws are only 
changed by interest groups that ask/demand-it.



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