LinuxPlanet: .comment: Your Voice

“Two weeks ago, I encouraged readers to take advantage
of the public comment period in the U.S. v. Microsoft case.

I am not as a rule a tinfoil hatter — conspiracy theories are,
to me, more a matter of amusement than conviction. Having said
that, I must admit that I’m truly puzzled that the contact
information provided in the Federal Register was erroneous in two
out of the three methods listed. The third, regular mail, carried a
warning that it might not arrive.

Here is the correct information. Bear in mind that if you choose
to comment — and you should — it must arrive before January 27.
The correct e-mail address is microsoft.atr@usdoj.gov while the
correct fax numbers are 1-202-307-1454 or 1-202-616-9937.

That bit of business out of the way, I must take my
(non-tinfoil) hat off to the readers of this column, who I have
come to learn are among the most logical and reasoned people it is
my privilege to know. I learned this because a number of you were
kind enough to send me copies of your comments in the case. It is
too often too easy to forget that there is more to the Linux user
base than the free-for-all discussion, flames, humor, and
communications from another (distant and undiscovered) dimension
that we all know from the various online fora.”


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