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Tonight Live: Should We Call For Public Protest Against SSSCA and Disney, Atipa

Oct 23, 2001, 21:31 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeff Gerhardt for this link. ]

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!! Joining us tonight will be Marc Torres as a guest panelist.

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular, we will talk about the latest on ALS and Windows XP.

In Segment Two- Should The Linux Show Call For Public Protest Against SSSCA and Disney at all? OR, has The Linux Show become TOO political?
ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Editorial Board (Jeff and Kevin) at TLS is expanding our protest against Disney (to bring attention to the SSSCA) this week by asking for people to go to Disney Stores accross the US on Thursday the 25th (the day of the SSSCA hearings) and protest in a pleasant, polite and informative way against the Walt Disney Corporation and their support of the SSSCA bill. If you are not available during the day, please take an hour in the evening to do so at your local mall. There is a Disney Store at about every mall in the US.

If you choose to help us with this effort, please check the laws within your community. We WILL NOT take legal responsibility for you breaking any laws. We will not be there to bail you out of jail. Make a sign that is clear to read and understand. PLEASE use no vulgarities. We want to win hearts and minds for Open Source. A formal announcement will come tonight.
END ANNOUNCEMENT

Because of our previous efforts against the SSSCA, we have been getting a fair amount of email saying that we should not be calling for our Disney Boycott at all.

  • Some say because we can not do enough economic damage to Disney there is NO POINT.
  • Some say we are focused on the wrong goals and should not waste our efforts on SSSCA.
  • Some say that because of some supposed journalistic standard we should not be so involved with creating a movement (it is ok to report and support but not to create the effort).
These are all legitimate points. In light of our calling for active physical protest in front of Disney Stores, we thought we should discuss the question. The opinions of the members of our regular panel are mixed on this issue. So, is The Linux Show TOO Political? COme to the IRC chat and tell us.

In Segment Three- Linux Corporate Autopsy, ATIPA the end of a bright prospect.
Because we will have Marc Torres on the show tonight, we thought that we would discuss the demise of Atipa. There are limits to the comments that Marc can legally make, but we thought the opportunity was too good to miss. Atipa, a company with great people, a great plan, but like so many new IT firms today, did not make it through to profitability.

So, taking advantage of Marc Torres being on the show, we will do our little autopsy and discuss why bad things can happen to good people and good companies.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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