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Editor's Note: Thank You

Nov 24, 2010, 23:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

by Carla Schroder
Managing Editor

Here we are at the US Thanksgiving holiday again. I tend towards a glass-half-empty perspective, so I make a point of reminding myself of all the good things in my life, and there are a lot of them. This morning I woke up in a warm house, with food in the pantry and money in the bank. I can go outside without worrying about someone shooting at me. I have good health and good friends. I have a good job with a good boss and co-workers. I have not had any power outages even during this extreme cold snap, which is a miraculous concept that still escapes the electric utilities in so many cities.

I'm thankful for the Electronic Frontier Foundation fighting to protect my rights on so many different fronts. I'm thankful for Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation, Groklaw and Pamela Jones, Michael Geist, Cory Doctorow, Valerie Aurora, Kirrily Robert, Andy Updegrove, Bradley Kuhn, Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Cathy Malmrose and all the thousands of other people who are putting their money where their mouths are, and courageously speaking out and trying to make the world a little better. Thank you to everyone involved in FOSS; you are all doing important work.

Linux Today will continue on a reduced schedule, with fresh stories and talkbacks every day. I wish everyone an excellent weekend, and I'll see you next week!