[PLUG] openSUSE Going On SOPA Strike, Who Else?
swapnil.bhartiya at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 14:58:05 PST 2012
It's great to see that the openSUSE community (I started using openSUSE
once Novell took its last breath) has taken a stand against SOPA/PIPA.
The Open Source/Free Software community is going on strike on 18th Jan,
2012, to protest against the dangerous SOPA and PIPA bills.
But ain't SOPA Dead?
SOPA has been put on the back burner for a while amid all these online
protests. But the war is not over yet. The bill may be pulled out once
the politicians gets something better to distract citizens. The chances
are that the congressmen may try to slip the provisions of SOPA in some
anti-terrorism bill. The 'Little Boy' PIPA is still kicking and the
'corporate' politicians may try to pass it this week.
openSUSE team has announced a one day strike to protest against SOPA.
The openSUSE website says, "We hope the decision to blackout
openSUSE.org will educate people around the world about this issue that
threatens the basics of the Internet, will make some US based
contributors, friends and users contact their representatives in
congress and inspire others to join the strike."
Muktware.com will be protesting against SOPA and PIPA in a unique way.
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