"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...?'"