Tonight Live: Should We Call For Public Protest Against SSSCA and Disney, Atipa
Oct 23, 2001, 21:31 (3 Talkback[s])
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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
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?
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.
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
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
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
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com