☞ Discrimination?

  • I can't help thinking that we're over-keen to identify minorities and cater to their inability to cope with the real world. Everyone gets discriminated against at some time or another, and it's not fun, but if we react to every possible cause of discrimination society will not function; if we only react to select causes of discrimination that in itself is discrimination too. Th future is CRB checks and internet filetring if we don't demand common sense instead of intervention.
  • A campaign I support. All over the world, the leaders of the analogue world are waking up to the oncoming digital society, hating it and instead of adapting to it, trying to stop it. Australia seems to have become one of the leading test-beds of reactionary policy in this regard, and this is but one more step. And once again, intervention that actually serves the forces of the incumbent is framed as "protecting us".
  • The first rule of GPL compliance is being responsive when Bradley tells you that there's a problem, because he means it. No real surprise to see this lawsuit; most companies I've encountered don't understand the difference between Free software and freeware, mainly because of the name.
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