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Boston.internet.com: Red Hat Chief: Where is the Rage?

Dec 04, 2002, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Colin C. Haley)

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"Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik opened his keynote here at Enterprise Linux Forum with a history refresher.

"Almost 229 years to the day, a band of overtaxed colonists slipped aboard a British merchant ship under cover of darkness and dumped boxes of tea into the harbor. The Boston Tea Party metaphor, with its themes of resistance and independence, provided an apt pretext for Szulik's address.

"The Massachusetts native urged the IT community to challenge legal and legislative manuevers that might stifle innovation, namely, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and corporate efforts to extend copyright protection.

'These things scare the hell out of me,' Szulik said. 'What is going to be left? Where is the rage...?'"

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