For crying out loud, all users have access to their own GOPHER space as well as more modern technologies like blogs, wikis and so forth. What more could you want?"This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the "Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet.
The letter says in part:
Despite the raw emotions, however, the issue is clear: do you support copyrights and ownership of intellectual property as envisioned by our elected officials in Congress and the European Union, or do you support "free" - as in free from ownership - intellectual property envisioned by the Free Software Foundation, Red Hat and others? There really is no middle ground.
There sure is middle ground! It's what we have today: each producer (in theory) gets to choose whether their work will be copyrighted or open. (I say 'in theory' because so much of what individuals produce today is legally 'owned' by corporations.)
The computing field is always in need of new cliches. -- Alan Perlis