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Re: hackathon hotel/unbelievable
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: hackathon hotel/unbelievable
- From: Fábio Olivé Leite <foleite_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_br>
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 21:17:04 -0300
Em Qua 23 Abr 2003 20:14, Rick J. Andrews escreveu:
> The OpenBSD community should be aware that it possesses a
> valuable and potentially dangerous commodity, that could be made
> illegal for use ...
So, you mean that if one suddenly educates oneself to the point of
being able to write one's own secure operating system, he could be
considered a criminal? Bah.
> ... within national boundaries ...
I asssume you mean "... within USA boundaries ...". Well, if freedom
in USA becomes so endangered as to one not being able to run a
preferred OS, one ought to pack one's stuff up and go live somewhere
else. This is so absurd.
> ... (and interdicted outside of them).
Sorry? Interdict a certain computer program from being executed
outside of USA boundaries? By what authority?
No one in the USofA, no matter how authoritative one is inside the
country, has a say whatsoever on the future of OpenBSD (unless [s]he
is a developer in the project), and even less so on my usage of it
(even the developers) here in the rest of the world.
> I think, therefore it wise to accept the use of secure
> software as a privilege, like a driver's license, that can be
It is certainly not a privilege, it's a right. I can run whatever
software I want on my boxes, as long as I'm not infringing any
patents or licensing issues. Which I clearly don't do by running
Perhaps you read Orwell's 1984 now and got paranoid.
Imagine the encryption police slamming my door down and taking me
under custody for running a web server that was too secure. "Why do
you use ssl?? Got something to hide??". Nah. I don't need to be so
> Otherwise we risk falling victim to our own hubris.
"we". You see, I think you've been "planted" in this list by some
agency in order to establish some "empathy" with the community and
then start spreading FUD. Now I'm the one being paranoid. :)
Ha ha only serious.
Fábio Olivé Leite (foleite at yahoo.com.br)
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