"But there's another argument, a practical one. There are some
things at stake that matter, or ought to matter, to Linux users and
to those to whom Free or Open Source software is important. In
fact, like it or not, the community has been shot through with
political issues all year."
"Does Napster matter to you? UCITA? Are you comfortable with
Carnivore? Do you ever worry about online privacy? Do you really
think that a breakup of Microsoft would accomplish anything one way
or the other? (Hint: It wouldn't. There are effective punishments
available, but splitting the company isn't among them.)"
"These issues are all going to be resolved in the next few years
-- some by the courts, some by legislation, some by executive
decree. Do you know where candidates stand on these things? Why
haven't they been asked? You don't, and the reason you don't -- the
reason the questions haven't been asked -- is that the community
has been voiceless."
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