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Re: [SLUG] Re: Linux Advocate for Parliament
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Linux Advocate for Parliament
- From: O Plameras <oscarp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:17:40 +1000
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The current state of affairs everywhere is 'Security'
Can Linux community, starting here in Australia,
makes Security the centerpiece for now in its activities
to advocate Linux ?
Linux and other Open Source is in the best position
vis-a-vis other OS even just in this area of Security.
One requirement of Security is that OS must be
'auditable' and with Linux Source Codes being Open
there is no question it is auditable. We know it is a piece
of cake to inject 'trojans' and similar piece of codes in
millions of lines of codes generated by an army of
coders and developers.
Many sectors of the State Governments and Commonwealth
Government especially the military establishments are
the relevant beneficiaries.
If lobbying is LA's business then now you have relevant
and good cause for action.
I think but correct me if I'm wrong, in the US it is illegal
for some establishments to use OS or Software without
being audited and re-compiled under the supervision of
auditors before deployment.
Nicholas Tomlin writes:
Interesting freudian ;)
If elected to Parliament I will be pushing many barrows, one of them
will be to convert the Australian computing landscape over to Open
But we already have the Democrats, Greens and even labor and liberal
pushing open standards, and in some cases preference for open source.
What else can you offer the community in terms of policy? Hell we are
already involved helping form these policies :)
I think most of the open source industry isn't in it to 'get M$', but
rather to ensure an equal playing ground so the best software wins on
its own merits, and we do have the best software ;)
PS - "A major contributing factor to the present economic collapse, is
the anti-human, bestial policies represented by the rock-drug-sex
counterculture which took off in the 1960s. The "me first", "me only"
policies championed by the counterculture, are precisely those also
championed by the economic policies of globalisation, privatisation,
etc.; indeed, the former has helped prepare the way for the latter.
The CEC is committed, as is Mr. LaRouche, to urgently re-establishing
a new Golden Renaissance, based upon the Classical tradition in art
and philosophy, where the creative powers of each individual are
fostered, to the benefit of both the individual, and of the entire
^----what does this actually mean? How does CEC plan to
"re-establishing a new Golden Renaissance" and based on what
"Classical tradition"s. Does CEC truly believe that humankind will
breakdown from a little anarchy, are we that fragile? I think anarchy
is good, it stops small amounts of people getting too much power :) It
promotes individual thought, it ensures that we don't fall into a trap
of habitual behaviour based around traditions that may be completely
irrelevant in todays society. It keeps us living fully.