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ONLamp: Freedom is Not Free

May 12, 2005, 02:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Shockey)

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"The men and women in our Armed Forces are serving for a multitude of reasons, but one thing you learn in the service is that you serve out of tradition, you serve out of respect, ultimately you serve out of integrity and honor. And one of the proudest traditions in our Armed Forces is that by serving in the U.S. Military you are protecting freedom.

"So these thoughts were fresh in my mind when I heard Lawrence Lessig's speech at the Open Source Business Conference. Professor Lessig's general premise was that whether you share the perception (sound familiar?), we are currently in a war. A war against technology innovation, where our foe has many names, but the bigger foe is apathy. For what if we do nothing, and we lose this war? What will our future look like then...?"

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