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Free Mordechai Vanunu! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927226)

Oh, wait...

extollo hfis nostrum validus rex!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927255)

the gnaa loves you, and so does king hfis.

Hail the GNAA!

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Re:extollo hfis nostrum validus rex!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927278)

the gnaa loves you, and so does king hfis.

Hail the GNAA!

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GNAA claims responsibility for Momfuck virus (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927227)

GNAA claims responsibility for Momfuck virus.
By Horatio Brunswick

New York, NY - GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America) The GNAA today claimed responsibility for the release of the devastating trojan Momfuck.1o1, which has caused an estimated 486 billion dollars US in lost productivity and unread penis enlargement offers.

In a drastic escalation of their widely criticized christmas island bombing campaign which has killed thousands of defenceless CI natives, the GNAA made vague threats last week in a "first post" on slashdot.org, a popular "news for trolls" website. In the post (not published here due to profanity and ascii nudity) the GNAA threatened the "Destruction of all internet" if net martyr http://www.goatse.cx was not immediately reinstated. Initally dismissed by self proclaimed security experts Cowboykneel and Linux Toreballs as a childish lark, the world was totally unprepared for the storm to come.

Momfuck.lol exploits three vulnerabilities within Linux's UPnP implementation: a remotely exploitable buffer overflow that allows an attacker gain SYSTEM level access to any default installation of Linux, a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, and a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Within hours of release, every backbone in the country had become infected with the virus, bringing the internet to a crashing halt. The DHS announced an orange alert when the virus spread to even such such remote non-countries as Canada and England, becomming a worldwide computer epidemic. The sequence of events that followed was devastating. ATMs in several states began routing funds from caucasian bank accounts into a GNAA controlled cayman islands account. Traffic lights in all major metropolitan areas malfunctioned, displaying pink rather than the standard red yellow and green configuration, causing unprecedented accidents and traffic delays. Radio stations ceased transmitting their standard programming and began a round the clock broadcast of a bootleg of the Village People's "YMCA" which was altered to "GNAA." Perhaps most horrifyingly, The FOX network's LOL sunday programming lineup was interrupted, and replaced by a graphic video of two men having anal sex, backed by the lyrics "Boom I got your boyfriend".


The FBI has fallen under heavy criticism for their failure to respond to the threat of the GNAA. The general public seems uwilling to accept their claims that the post was below their current threshold. The FBI's top cyber-security unit warned consumers and corporations Friday night to take new steps beyond those recommended by SCO Corp. to protect against hackers who might try to attack major flaws discovered in the newest version of Linux software, or to get a life, faggots. FBI Department head John Asscrotch is expected to resign in disgrace shortly.

What follows is a transcript of an actual internet relay chat conversation, with two individuals who seem to have been infected by momfuck.lol. It is my hope that this will help computer users to recognize and avoid the virus if encountered.


* Now talking in #eurotekken
* Topic is 'http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.p hp?s=&postid=1527925#post1527925 : everyone give your 0.00c'
* Set by SirCane on Tue Apr 06 15:57:26
<l0de> "Mom, I can't sleep would you mind if I get in bed with you?
<l0de> I have virus!
<l0de> She was wearing a baby doll semi-see through nightie, and was embarrassed to let me in bed with her.
<subt-L> haha.. this is a fucking crazy virus..
<l0de> I can't type this fast!
<l0de> However she remembered how I had let her sleep with me when she needed to.
<l0de> Oh my god.
<l0de> "Sure John, it's a big bed," she said in an uncertain tone.
<l0de> "Mom, would you mind if I snuggle a little with you.
<l0de> I just feel kind of sad tonight, I need you close to me."
<l0de> I said; without waiting for an answer I pulled her tight against me.
<l0de> I kept grinding my crotch into her ass trying to get comfortable.
<Exygone> LOL, random flag in between
<l0de> My hands crept up to her breasts and began playing with them, lazily at first.
<Exygone> too good
<l0de> "John... JOHN what are you doing?
<l0de> This is giving me such a headache! I have to go to school in 3 hours and my term paper is not saved!
<subt-L> this is fucking insane..
<l0de> Stop that and go to sleep."
<subt-L> haha
<l0de> But I could not stop.
<neoKEN> jewish hacker. ho ho ho
<l0de> I pulled her nightie up and wet my finger.
<l0de> I then stuck it into her slightly moist pussy.
<l0de> "John listen to me, stop right now.
<l0de> This has to stop.
<neoKEN> go into command prompt
<l0de> You are my son, and we can't do this.
<Exygone> there it is again
<l0de> Please John don't do this to me."
<Exygone> hahaha
<neoKEN> type NETSTAT -o
<subt-L> don't click on irc links..
<l0de> I did stop then and sat up next to her.
<l0de> I pulled her into my lap and cupped her breasts in my hands while licking her ear.
<l0de> "Susan honey, we need to talk, we need to finish this.
<l0de> I told you a long time ago that I love you, that I need you.
<subt-L> good lesson to learn.
<l0de> I want to possess you utterly.
<l0de> I want you to give me your body, to make love to me.
<l0de> I have a tape mom.
<neoKEN> it will show u all the connection on your computer
<l0de> A tape of you raping me.
<l0de> I could blackmail you, send you to jail.
<l0de> neoken- I will never click another link again
<l0de> But that does not get me what I want.
<l0de> I don't just want you on Christmas, I don't want stolen kisses, or the occasional snuggle.
<neoKEN> save that in notepad.
<l0de> I want you to want me.
<l0de> To be hot and wild and passionate, and completely in love with me.
<l0de> I want to have the right to grab you and fuck you anytime I want, just like dad did.
<neoKEN> u will find your hacker :P
<l0de> I want to wake up to find you sucking on my cock just because you feel like it.
<l0de> Mom can you honestly say you don't want that too?
<l0de> Oh my god. NEoken, I hit start menu but it's not popping up!
<l0de> Can you honestly say that you can bear to have me walk out of your life forever?
<l0de> Because that is what I would have to do.
<c0m> so umm why doesnt someone kick dis do0d
<l0de> You are the woman I love, the only woman I have ever made love to.
<l0de> If I can't have you, I will have to go.
<l0de> All buttons on quicklaunch don't work
<l0de> If I am near you, I have to fuck you.
<l0de> It is as simple as that," I said as I wrote my name on her breasts with my finger.
<l0de> She was crying now, and I could smell her juices beginning to boil and drip out her pussy.
<insanelee> whoever bans this guy
<insanelee> i'm gonna ban you
<neoKEN> c0m: some people enjoy reading it. lol
<l0de> She laid back against my chest and I wrapped her in my arms.
<Exygone> c0m - because insanelee is reading the story
<subt-L> he
<l0de> "I don't want to lose you, I, I know that you are more than just a son to me.
<l0de> I am so scared though.
<l0de> Wanting you this way is wrong.
<l0de> I am your mother.
<l0de> I should not let you play with my tits, I should not want you to lick my pussy, or need you to fuck my ass but for some sick reason I do.
<l0de> I know I can't allow you to fuck me, I can't let you put that big slab of cock-meat inside me.
<l0de> If I do that, there is no turning back, you will own me.
<l0de> thank u insanelee
<insanelee> i like the panic in lodes voice/msgs also
<l0de> I will become addicted to your dick.
<l0de> Oh god, what am I going to do.
<subt-L> this is sick... i think i want people to get this virus.
<Exygone> looool
<l0de> I love you John, but it is still wrong!"
<l0de> We laid that way for a long time, just holding on to each other.
<neoKEN> doesn't matter to me. i don't read #eurotekken chatlog. am not a tekken bum. lol
<l0de> My hard on was peeking up between her thighs.
<l0de> Finally I came up with a solution.
<l0de> "Mom I understand that our relationship is not normal, but it is not WRONG either.
<l0de> Making love to you could never be wrong.
<l0de> I love you and I want to show you how much.
<l0de> Susan, it's Christmas.
<l0de> Let me have you this one time.
<l0de> Make love to me, be greedy, teach me how to please you.
<insanelee> why are you thankikng me
<l0de> Make me fuck you right.
<l0de> We owe it to ourselves to try it at least once.
<l0de> You are All I want for Christmas, all I have ever wanted."
<insanelee> you are just an investment
<Exygone> lol
<insanelee> i need your stories
<l0de> Susan was quiet for a few seconds and then she slowly nodded her head.
<Exygone> an asset
<l0de> Her hands were trembling as she smiled up at me and said yes.
<l0de> I was so happy, that I crushed her against me and said over and over, "I love you baby, I am going to be so good to you, I love you mom," while kissing and hugging her.
<Exygone> in lee's masterplan
<l0de> insane- if I get banned I may never get help
<l0de> Our kisses slowly began to deepen, she was on top of me straddling my waist.
<insanelee> lol
<l0de> Her breasts were brushing against my chest and my cock was laying against her ass.
<subt-L> is it repeating? or is it still going original?
<l0de> I was licking her lips, sucking on them when her pretty, pink little tongue flicked out to meet mine.
<l0de> I sucked her into my mouth and we both let out a little sigh of happiness.
<l0de> jesus, how can I launch command prompt?
<l0de> Susan began crawling down my stomach, stopping briefly to lick my belly button clean.
<l0de> Then she began playing with my cock, rubbing it against her face, eyes, nose, sniffing and then licking and sucking it into her mouth.
<l0de> It was amazing to watch.
<l0de> My mother was overcome by a wave of pure dick-lust as she began to swallow my cock.
<insanelee> ask neoKEN
<l0de> I don't know how big my dad's cock was, but he must have been my size or bigger, cuz my mom swallowed my fat 8 incher like an old pro.
<l0de> She kept looking me right in the eye, with this wicked little grin on her face, daring me to fuck her properly.
<insanelee> i am just readin
<l0de> I did.
<subt-L> dick-lust!
<l0de> I began to ram it down her throat, we established a good rhythm.
<subt-L> hahaha
<l0de> She breathed through her nose and every 20 seconds or so I would pull out and let her lick and massage my knob (and breathe), before plunging back in.
<Exygone> lmao
<l0de> "Cum on my face baby, cum all over your mother's face," she said between slurps, and squeezes and soft, slow, sucks.
<l0de> I could not help it, she was sucking the sperm right out of me.
<l0de> I grabbed Susan's head and pulled it tight against my crotch.
<neoKEN> i don't know any other shortcuts to the command prompt other than the start menu
<l0de> I held her in place as I powerfucked her throat.
<neoKEN> ask M$
<l0de> Precum was bubbling out of me and I could hear it gurgling in her mouth.
<l0de> My balls were twitching and jerking hard now and I felt the sperm swimming their way to the head of my cock.
<l0de> "You want my sperm mom, you want some stinky-sticky?
<l0de> Take it you beautiful little slut, take your son's cum!"
<l0de> I bellowed as I shot the first load down her throat.
<insanelee> this is sick
<l0de> I remembered that she wanted some on her face too; so I pulled out and pressed my spurting cock against her nostril and shot it up her nose.
<neoKEN> comamnd prompt should be an emergency shortcut
<l0de> I had one or two dribbles left so I placed my cock on each of her eyelids and let er rip.
<l0de> Mom was a little surprised...
<c0m> this is gay\
<l0de> but she did not complain.
<l0de> I don't know if I can explain how sexy my mom looked.
<insanelee> 'cum all over your mothers face'
<l0de> My cum was in her belly, a little drop was hanging from the corner of her mouth.
<l0de> Her nose was dripping my cum, and her eyes were crusting over with it.
<l0de> (Guys try it with your girlfriend tonight, it is fucking amazing!)
<l0de> I wanted to rest for a few minutes, but I could not.
<insanelee> com shut up he needs help
<l0de> neoken- yeah, Itried ctrl alt delete but it doesn't work!
<l0de> My mom was obviously very horny and it would not have been polite to leave her hanging.
<l0de> We switched positions and I settled in for a long, slow lick.
<l0de> I may not have a lot of experience in some aspects of sex.
<l0de> Technically I am still a virgin, I guess, since mom has never let me fuck her pussy.
* c0m sets mode: +m
<c0m> yep
<subt-L> oh,,
<subt-L> ouch...
<subt-L> ...
<insanelee> ay
<insanelee> AY
<c0m> ok
<neoKEN> then he cums on her face. THE END
<c0m> lol
<Exygone> Lol
<insanelee> he stopped
<subt-L> haha
<subt-L> story time is over.
<insanelee> what the hell is this
* l0de is now known as helpplz
<insanelee> WHAT HAPPEN TO MY STORIES
<c0m> im sorry it was pretty annoying
* helpplz is now known as l0de
<subt-L> l0de didn't even get kicked.
<insanelee> yea
<insanelee> it just stopped
<insanelee> you didn't even kick him dummy
<neoKEN> sadly i haven't read anything this well written in a long time. lol
* c0m is not a dummy
* insanelee sets mode: -bb l0de!*l0de@
<neoKEN> heh, i need to read some books.
<Exygone> this guy is funny
<insanelee> bring him baaaaaaaaaaaaack
<insanelee> i want my stories
<neoKEN> exy: hahahhaha
<subt-L> that was pretty hilarious.
<insanelee> it was all a joke
<insanelee> damn it guys
<insanelee> why ruin a good thing
<c0m> its fucking annoying
* l0de is now known as cantchat
* cantchat is now known as halp
<insanelee> com
<Exygone> ;p;
<Exygone> lol
* halp is now known as l0de
<insanelee> then get the fuck out
<insanelee> pfft
<c0m> stfu bronson you get the fuck out
<c0m> you never come here
<Exygone> WHAAAAAAAAAAAT
* insanelee sets mode: +b *!*c0m@
<c0m> anyway
<Exygone> lol
* c0m was kicked by insanelee (i'm elitist)
Disconnected
* Attempting to rejoin channel #eurotekken
* Rejoined channel #eurotekken
* Topic is 'http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.p hp?s=&postid=1527925#post1527925 : everyone give your 0.00c'
* Set by SirCane!SirCane@
<l0de> Yhbt yhl
<c0m> well i could care either way
<l0de> HAND
<l0de> (^o^)b
/part


Horatio Brunswick, GNAA, signing off.

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lol rolloffle sux (0, Troll)

Dikky (613893) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927228)

WASHINGTON (SLOSHDAT) -- DiKKy said Tuesday that there was no room for neutrality in the war against rolloffle-ism.

In a joint news conference with toil, DiKKy said ITL would be called upon to back up their support with action. He said he would deliver that message in his speech Saturday to the ITL.

"A troll must do more than just express sympathy, a troll must perform," DiKKy said. "That means different things for different trolls. Some trolls don't want to contribute harsh words, spam and hate and we understand that. Other persons can contribute intelligence-sharing. ... But all trolls, if they want to fight rolloffle, must do something."

DiKKy said he would not point out any specific persons in his speech.

"Over time it's going to be important for trolls to know they will be held accountable for inactivity," he said. "You're either with us or against us in the fight against rolloffle."

DiKKy said threats by Rolloffle to use weapons of mass destruction must be taken seriously. "This is an evil man that we're dealing with, and I wouldn't put it past him to develop evil weapons to try to harm the NGAA as we know it," DiKKy said. " And that's why we must prevail, and that's why we must win."

DiKKy said rolloffle has threatened in the past to use such weapons, but said there is no evidence rolloffle or his BRIT terrorist organization possesses such weaponry.

Re:lol rolloffle sux (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927296)

the gnaa loves you, and so does king hfis. Hail the GNAA! :D :D :D

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EXTOLLO HFIS NOSTRUM REX
HFIS VALIDUS!
HFIS POTENS!
HFIS INFLAMMATIO!
HFIS VESTRUM REX!

Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is about. Offtopic, Inflammatory, Inappropriate, Illegal, or Offensive comments might be moderated. (You can read everything, even moderated posts, by adjusting your threshold on the User Preferences Page) Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is about. Offtopic, Inflammatory, Inappropriate, Illegal, or Offensive comments might be moderated. (You can read everything, even moderated posts, by adjusting your threshold on the User Preferences Page) lolololol Dikky bitch suxx0r!!! LOL

Blaming the tool again... (5, Insightful)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927229)

Blaming the tool again...

This person appears to have the thinking skills of a duck. He stops supporting Linux because the Military in using it,
but he still uses the internet which the military helped fund and currently uses.

Is he serious about his outrage or is he just being selective in his outrage and trying to play his leaving the LUG
into an opportunity to get a better job with one of the LA antiwar groups?

As a final note, having Iraq be free is important to our National Defence because, regardless of what those in DC say,
part of the war in Iraq is securing access to vital resources for the American Economy. In other words oil.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (5, Funny)

kerry-buckley (647774) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927277)

Blaming the tool again...
That's no way to speak about your president.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927286)

Karl Rove?

Re:Blaming the tool again... (5, Insightful)

Psiren (6145) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927280)

Exactly. If you release free (and specifcally GPL) software, it's free for all. That's one of the underlying concepts of the GPL after all. The upshot of this is that it will be used by both good and bad people. How many spammers are running Linux on their spamming boxes? What are we supposed to do about it anyway? Put a clause in the license to say only good people can use it? Who defines good? Honestly, this guy is just using his position to have a whine. I'm not saying he hasn't good reason to complain, but I don't see what Linux has to do with it.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (4, Funny)

Liselle (684663) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927317)

He's not even leaving the damn group, he's just stepping down from a leadership position.
I feel that Lula no longer reflects the vision I have had for it and has in fact belittled itself as an organization for change and progress. I cannot attend Tuesday night's meeting, in fact I would be ashamed to in view of what our country is doing in Iraq ...
That beeping noise is either my attention whore alarm, bullshit radar, or both at once.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927318)

Umm, hasn't anyone noticed that parent is a
troll? Goes on and on with well-reasoned points,
then tries to claim with a straight face that
baby, it's all about oil, and that's a good
thing? They're both patently false.

Stupid mods...

Re:Blaming the tool again... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927330)

Nobody responded to the oil troll except you. Your sibling posts are either luckier or smarter.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (2, Insightful)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927336)

I said that part of the war was securing access to their oil, which is true. And seeing that a very large portion of the US economy runs on oil, having access to Oil is a good thing from a stratigic point of view.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927332)

Wow... it blows my mind how brain-dead some people can be....

I strongly sugges he also not only resigns as LUG president but stop's driving FORD,GM and Chrysler vehicles as they all make military components.. Oh wait! Toyota,Mazda,BMW,Mercedes,Porche,and Volvo ALSO make military components!

also he needs to never eat any HERSHEY products as they supply food to the troops over in IRAQ.

The fact this got news is depressing... a moron does something stupid for a stupid reason and it becomes newsworthy??

Re:Blaming the tool again... (4, Funny)

the_duke_of_hazzard (603473) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927341)

I'm resigning from Slashdot. I believe someone working for the military posted from here recently.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (2, Funny)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927351)

Hell, I'm resigning from /. because they let ME post here. :->

Re:Blaming the tool again... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927361)

The guy's from LA. He's probably a faggot, anyway.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (2)

vnsnes (301511) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927354)

Seems to me he just doesn't want to be a part of something that is used to fascilitate needless deaths, destruction and suffering. It is not as obvious as choosing not to contribute to a missile guidance system project, but I can see the connection here.

He is not blaming the tool. I think he just wants to generate debate on military uses of free software. He doubts that the Pentagon will abide by GPL and will give everyone equal opportunity to take advantage of their improvements to linux, which sounds to me like a topic worthy of discussion. He also hopes that this debate will make people realize the connection between technology and how it effects the world.

Re:Blaming the tool again... (4, Insightful)

ScottGant (642590) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927376)

I've also stopped using tools because the military uses it.

I don't use hammers or screwdrivers...they use those in the military.

I don't use computers or clothes or shoes or autos or medicine or ....

Ok, you get the picture...

Also, you'll notice that he says:

NewsForge: But what does this have to do with a Linux Users' Group? Or do you just feel your time can be of more benefit applied elsewhere?

Claiborne: Nothing directly, and I will still participate in the LUG, just let new leadership come to the fore.


And from the rest of the article, Claiborne really isn't saying he's quiting because the military uses Linux. I think he may have been going in that direction until he stopped and thought how silly that sounds.

The War and the use of Linux in the War are really not an issue. Linux is just a tool. Does the inventor/developer of the screwdriver (if he/she were alive today that is) not want their tools used in the war?

Claiborne seems a bit flakey to me...at least the article makes him seem that way. He may be the nicest guy in the world, but the NewsForge article paints him otherwise.

Get over it babies (1)

Klerck (213193) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927231)

And support our white troops

Re:Get over it babies (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927260)

Thou racist son ova beetch ! Mehopes thou burn in the Hell, I say.

Re:Get over it babies (-1, Offtopic)

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What? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927234)

It seems like he was going to leave anyway, and decided to throw on a war protest while he was writing his resignation.

Re:What? (5, Insightful)

Squareball (523165) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927268)

Yeah I mean seriously, the war has been going on for over a year. Why protest now and not then? Was he too busy hacking away at the 2.4 kernel to notice the war had started? ;)

so what?! (-1, Troll)

maukdaddy (244282) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927236)

so what?!

Suck my Pines, 256 color Whore.. [NT] (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927238)

Chrust dude shut the hell up your crazy mouth.

hfis nostrum rex!! (-1, Offtopic)

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How? (-1, Offtopic)

N8F8 (4562) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927266)

How did you get that ASCII past the content filters? Impressive.

The military uses Linux? (5, Funny)

Colonel Cholling (715787) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927241)

But... but Darl said Linux was a terrorist OS!

Linux == Terrorist OS (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927297)

But... but Darl said Linux was a terrorist OS!
And now Darl has proof - a linux nut is opposed to military use of linux, they must all think that way! Give me a break.. Open Source is about letting anyone use it for (almost) whatever they need it for.

Worst excuse ever... (2, Insightful)

gowen (141411) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927242)

or at least since John Lennon returned his MBE with the message
Your Majesty,
I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in this Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against "Cold Turkey" slipping down the charts.
With love,
John Lennon of Bag.

Applaud (5, Insightful)

N8F8 (4562) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927247)

Applaud his right to express his opinions.

Even if they are stupid.

Ain't America great!

Re:Applaud (1)

Walkiry (698192) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927288)

Absolutely. The great thing about it is that I can also give him a recommendation before he leaves thanks to freedom of speech: "Don't let the door hit you on your way out!".

Ain't freedom grand!

He is grandstanding. (1, Interesting)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927301)

Linux, because the DoD uses it, is now bad.
The internet, that the same DoD uses, is ok because it lets him IM people to get his message out.

He is job hunting for a job amoung the antiwar groups in his area.

What would he have done? (3, Insightful)

Lord_Frederick (642312) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927248)

I'm glad they're starting a LUG in Baghdad and I'm glad Hussein is gone. I just don't think it had to cost maybe 20K Iraqi lives and how many Americans' so far.

He's glad Hussein is gone, but thought it cost too many lives? I wonder what "cheaper" plan he would have suggested that still got rid of Saddam. At least he's not one of those people who think Iraq was better off with Saddam in power. What are the mass grave numbers up to now? 300,000 bodies?

Re:What would he have done? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927315)

And since Saddam's annual body count was estimated at about 70,000, wouldn't that be, um, 50,000 saved lives so far?

Re:What would he have done? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927320)

It would be interesting to know the rates of imprisonment and civilian deaths before and after the occupation started.

This california paper [contracostatimes.com] says "At least 556 Iraqis, including 117 women and children, died in fighting between gunmen and the American-led coalition across Iraq in the last two weeks, according to figures compiled by the Iraqi Health Ministry."

I think that's more than died in a typical week fighting the previous regime.

Re:What would he have done? (4, Insightful)

twenty-exty-six (772817) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927328)

Just my opinion: Maybe if the United States just didn't put him there in the first place we wouldn't have to worry about it. All those people died for an American mistake, not an Iraqi dictator.

Re:What would he have done? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927355)

He's glad Hussein is gone, but thought it cost too many lives? I wonder what "cheaper" plan he would have suggested that still got rid of Saddam.

How about not putting Hussein into power [google.com] in the first place?

At least he's not one of those people who think Iraq was better off with Saddam in power. What are the mass grave numbers up to now? 300,000 bodies?

Yea yea ....along with all of those Weapons of Mass Destruction... and what are our (USofA) mass grave numbers up to now? Think we have no blood on our hands?

Re:What would he have done? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927360)

You can't put a price tag on an illegal war.

what a prick (2, Insightful)

REBloomfield (550182) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927249)

The software's free as in liberty, but you guys can't have it....

boo hoo.... bloody hippy...

Re:what a prick (2, Funny)

JamesD_UK (721413) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927327)

It's a simple kernel patch

> if(strcmp(getpwuid(uid).pw_name,"dhrumsfeld")) shutdown();

Sounds strange, little hasty decision (5, Insightful)

Hekatchu (684465) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927250)

In the military, there will be high tech and software involved anyway. Traditionally army investing in certain product will only do good things to consumers, since there is no way army or anyone else can misuse Linux the way its not intended to - to serve people - under GPL!

3 words (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927252)

GET OVER IT!

Re:1 word (0, Offtopic)

MrPink2U (633607) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927294)

dumbass

Why is this even posted on /. ?

Re:3 words (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927335)

Get Over It!

Same thing could be said to all those guys who keep bringing up the idea of never forgetting the holocaust.

take a stand, man (4, Funny)

crackshoe (751995) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927253)

Due to the military's blatant use of water and air, i have decided to, as a stand against oppresion and Bush's agenda of oil, stop using both. this will, in all likelyhood, be my last slashdot comment. ::holds breath:: ::falls over:: asjdhflaksjdhfoiausydf9-8qwefijsndflakjndclkajd

Huh (5, Insightful)

millahtime (710421) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927258)

So, let me get this straight. He is an advocate for Linux and wants people to adopt it but when the military adopts it he become outraged. Doesn't this seem like a contradiction????

Re:Huh (4, Insightful)

spellraiser (764337) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927311)

Seems like a publicity stunt to me. Doesn't make any logical sense. Just beacause someone is using a tool to help them do something you don't like , that doesn't inherently make the tool any worse, does it?

The article has an extensive interview with the former group's president where he goes on at length about his feelings about the Iraqi conflict. So it appears the stunt was successful.

Re: Huh (1)

DeadVulcan (182139) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927381)

He is an advocate for Linux and wants people to adopt it but when the military adopts it he become outraged. Doesn't this seem like a contradiction????

Yes, but the more significant contradiction is why he should resign from a community group to protest the actions of the military.

I'm at a total loss to understand.

ummmm..... (5, Insightful)

netfall (721323) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927261)

Ok - so despite anyone's feelings on the war in Iraq, let's face it - the military has to use SOMETHING in it's systems. Shouldn't our brave men and women at least have something reliable like linux? You'd think the linux community would be proud that linux is so reliable that the military uses it.
Would you rather they use windows?

haha (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927262)

does this guy think that the war is ABOUT linux? Or has he just been looking for a far-out, almost non-related reason to quit all along?

lets see...what else does the military use? (2, Insightful)

holy_smoke (694875) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927263)

hamburgers, sauces, pasta, pants, shoes, hats, air, water, fuel, cars, robotics, radar, computers, blah blah blah.

Silly move dude.

Bastards (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927264)

He's right. I'm resigning as the head of our local electricity commission because of the same issue.

Electricity is helping the war machine!

LUG president resigns (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927265)

What a liberal idiot. Is this worth even mentioning.

LUG?? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927267)

Isn't a LUG a Lesbian Until Graduation?

Re:LUG?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927313)

Only at Smith or Mount Holyoke College in general, or any university if they want to get an "A" in "Women's Studies".

Re:LUG?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927322)

I wish there was such a LUG. I'd be happy just to watch...

Big deal (4, Funny)

bartyboy (99076) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927269)

I've resigned from my subscription to Penthouse when I got married. And there was no press release on Slashdot.

Honestly, who cares? The guy has strong feelings about the war in Iraq. And just because he runs a LUG his opinion is God's word?

Re:Big deal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927349)

And there was no press release on Slashdot.

Then what was I just reading (this msg's parent post).

Re:Big deal (1)

Masa (74401) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927368)

I've resigned from my subscription to Penthouse when I got married. And there was no press release on Slashdot.

But did you submit that information to Slashdot? You know, this is after all a place for stuff that matters :-)

I don't think I'm alone when I say; (-1, Redundant)

Baron_Yam (643147) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927270)

what a complete asshat.

The US government is also using breathable air to support the war effort, along with food and water. I therefore suggest that everyone resign from the "Respirating Animals Group" and furthermore that all farmers, food inspectors, grocery store employees and consumers of food immediately cease and desist their support and use of food as they are contributing to the war effort in Iraq.

That is all.

Linux Powered Death (-1, Flamebait)

blackhaze (773215) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927272)

How long until the laser-guided bombs, cruise missiles, and unmanned 'fighter' craft will be powered by embeded Linux? How I'd like to see someone use these against the usa ;-)

the blood is on all of our hands (4, Funny)

rnd() (118781) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927274)

The blood of tens of thousands of Iraqis is now on the hands of anyone who has ever booted a linux kernel. This includes owners of certain Linksys products, ReplayTV, and any other consumer devices that rely on embedded linux, as well as anyone who has ever watched one of the more recent Pixar films that was rendered on clusters of linux computers.

It's time to repent for the atrocity that we have all committed.

Restrictions on who can use GPL'd software? (5, Interesting)

EngrBohn (5364) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927276)

Seems to me the guy's complaining about a primary aspect of the GPL -- that there are no restriction as to who can use the software.

GPL adjustment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927282)

Add an extra clause denying military use of GPL'd software

Re:GPL adjustment (1)

lanswitch (705539) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927331)

Do not bother. They will use it anyway, if they need it. And I don't think they would tell us.

Some people can't handle freedom (5, Informative)

RPoet (20693) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927284)

A premise for freedom, software freedom inlucuded, is that it is for everybody. You can't have "freedom, except for those I don't like". That kind of discrimination is actually incompatible with the GPL.

Re:Some people can't handle freedom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927308)

You can't have "freedom, except for those I don't like". That kind of discrimination is actually incompatible with the GPL.

GPL is a wrong standard for freedom as it imposes conditions on free use of code.

Re:Some people can't handle freedom (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927321)

A premise for freedom, software freedom inlucuded, is that it is for everybody. You can't have "freedom, except for those I don't like".

For people, sure. For projects, it's not only compatible, it's built in.

there's always MS (2, Funny)

ack154 (591432) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927285)

So would he rather have them all running Windows? I'm confused.

This is what the GPL tries to combat! (5, Interesting)

kink (597413) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927287)

This person is mixing up a specific political view with the use of free software. The good thing about free software is that there can be no restrictions on who may use it. I do not neccessarily agree with the war on Iraq, but limiting software licences to those who agree with my standpoint would be a bad way to express my opinion. There are many other ways to do that. Plus, if this would become common practice, we'd have to prepare ourselves for a hard time. Checking for all software you use whether the author included some kind of usage constraint would be very tedious. Imagine the situation where for example the Apache Group would say: "we're pro the war on Iraq, so who's against can not use our webserver to promote that standpoint". Very undesireable of course. Please don't mix up politics and free software.

Free software (1)

mcrypt (574231) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927289)

Isn't the idea of free software that anyone can use it...even if you don't like what they're doing with it?

well done (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927292)

well done. all my appreciation.

Pretty pointless... (1)

Noryungi (70322) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927295)

Isn't it? I mean, Linux is free software, so pretty much everyone is allowed to use it, even Al Quaeda, the US military, the Mafia and all the child molesters out there. And if you don't like that state of affair, tough luck.

I don't think this resignation is going to achieve much.

Which reminds me of Theo De Raadt saying that OpenBSD could even be incorporated into "baby-mulching machines"... It's about the same here, as the GPL does not prevent anyone from using Linux.

Would you rather they use Windows? (5, Funny)

The MESMERIC (766636) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927300)

And carry on bombing the Allies?

Friendly fire .. brought to you by Microsoft :)

wrong move (4, Insightful)

sbuckhopper (12316) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927302)

I once had high hopes for Linux. I felt sure it could make a real contribution to the success of humanity, now more and more I have my doubts. I have a real and growing fear that if the Mr. Smith's of Linux have their way,
I'm having trouble finding any respect for this guy. What he is doing is self-fulfilling the statement that I have quoted above.

Its really just another way of saying, "Well things are going the way I want them to, so I'm gonna quit."

Don't give up, fight for what you believe in until you can't fight anymore because someone else stops you.

I understand that there is a human side of this, I know that there are probably a large number of people that know this guy and are going to say what a nice person he is. I have never met him, and I won't argue that, however I still feel as though his reasons for resigning are all the wrong ones and probably shouldn't make national news.

The whole point behind the licensing used for Linux is that anyone can take and make use of the same tools. Its the same concept that inspired PGP. You have to release something into the open so that everyone can use it. That means that the people that you don't want to use it have the same access to it as the people you do want to use it. The philosophy here is that at least the people that you do want to use it can.

Being consequential (5, Funny)

EachLennyAPenny (731871) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927304)

he should stop paying taxes as well. Taxes fund the military.

cowardice (1)

rnd() (118781) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927309)

Anyone who would quit something (in other words, remove himself from a position to make a positive difference) because of something so far disconnected from the role that he quit is making an excuse.

It's cowardice, and quite frankly blaming his dislike of fellow LUG members on military linux use is one of the most absurd things I've ever heard. When I saw this article I checked the calendar to see if it was already April 1st again.

Other tools... (0, Redundant)

mishehu (712452) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927310)

This is like saying you will step down as the head of a screwdriver & hammer manufacturing company because you are against the war in Iraq and you oppose the military's use of screwdrivers & hammers.

Are the articles that lean this morning?

So? (2, Insightful)

SquierStrat (42516) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927312)

Big deal! Sounds like a rather idiotic way to protest. I mean he advocates something and then gets upset because some people he doesn't like starts using it? Screw him I say. I say that because A) I like when anyone start's using linux and B) I'm a Marine.

GPL & the Military (2, Interesting)

FJ (18034) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927314)

Politics & the war in Iraq aside, he raises an interesting question. As I understand the GPL, a company can do whatever they want to do with Linux. The only restriction is that IF they redistribute their changes outside the company, they must distribute the source code.

Am I correct in assuming that if the military takes Linux & changes it, they don't need to publish anything if they keep it internal?

This is /. right? (1)

SpaceLifeForm (228190) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927316)

Then why not cover something that really is 'News for nerds, stuff that matters'?

How about a fresh Diebold story?

Links here [google.com]

Don't blame the military. (-1, Troll)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927319)


Blame the fuckwit politicos who got control of the country (and the voters^w justices who handed it to them). AFAICT, the top military brass doesn't like what's been going on any more than some of us 'liberals' do.

Re:Don't blame the military. (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927339)

From my (admitedly limited) experience with them, Military brass doesn't particularly like loosing their men, especially for BS

You are kidding, right? (1)

lifebouy (115193) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927323)

What he is doing is practically a zero consequence action. It is not like he's refusing to eat for a couple of months. It is not as if he is spending some time in prison for his beliefs. This guy is not Mahatma Ghandi. He's monopolizing on something that already benefits him.

And, protest the U.S. military? Better to protest the sunshine. You have a better chance of getting rid of it.
Enjoy your fifteen minutes, there, buddy.

Non-discrimination (5, Insightful)

JohnGrahamCumming (684871) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927333)

Time to go and reread The Open Source Definition [opensource.org] me thinks. Especially,
5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups

The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons.

6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

Pretty fundamental concepts right there. A better example than the military is pro-abortion and anti-abortion groups. I have strong feelings on one side of that debate, but that doesn't mean I should pervert F/OSS to help perpetuate my views. If I want to do that I can create an EULA :-)

John.

Maybe he was just tired of being the president (2, Funny)

Call Me Black Cloud (616282) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927337)

Though he claims some dramatic reason for his departure,

"Wasn't it nice that so many smart people worked to hard for free to forge their own chains."

it sounds like he just wanted out of the job:

...I will still participate in the LUG, just let new leadership come to the fore.

After all, he believes,

...you have to say that a body of work worth billions of dollars has been created and placed in the public trust. The LUGs can and should be the trustees or guardians that trust.

So on one hand he is disappointed in how Linux is being used, that he has a vision for the right way Linux should be used, and that LUGs should be the ones to ensure the right way is followed, and on the other hand he's stepping down as head of a LUG. In other words, "I believe it's groups like mine that should lead the way, therefore I'm quitting as leader of the group."

A reasonable decision (0)

ChronoWiz (709439) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927342)

Whether or not it seems like a reasonable justifcation to you to leave the LUG, he might have genuinely felt that advocating Linux was leading to developers with good intentions being exploited by the military who use it for facilitating their killing. It is newsworthy as it shows good people in the community are getting fed up with being taken advantage of, and having their work used for purposes that go against their ethics.

Re:A reasonable decision (1)

grunt107 (739510) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927378)

Please, part of his reason included "geeks that did not [his] help". He is a self-involved whiny little FUCK using whatever reason he can to justify leaving his job. I say good luck wherever he goes, but BFD! As other posts alluded to, the millitary uses pretty much everything the common American does. I guess I should stop using plywood and hammers just because the military is using them in Iraq. Get a girl, get a life - just get away!!! "It's time to start skimming the gene pool"

seems to me (2, Informative)

ITman75 (671124) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927347)

after that he will be looking for a job for a long long time.

Who the heck would want to hire him. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot

free is free (4, Insightful)

nuffle (540687) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927348)

I think Stallman and the rest of the Free Software leadership understood the ramifications of free software: that both people you like and people you don't like will be able to use it.

This guy has every right to resign, of course; but hopefully his views ring hollow to the rest of the free software supporters. He is advocating that people with some control use their power to limit the freedoms of others. It's as anti-freedom as the Patriot Act. You can't honestly call your software "free" if you are picking and choosing who can use it. Just as in free speech where no one has the right to silence unpopular opinions only because they are unpopular, no one has the right to decide who can use Linux and who can't. Military, nuns, terrorists, martians: as long as you meet the terms of the GPL (or whatever free license), you can use it.

Guess he didn't want Linux to be . . . (1)

vegetablespork (575101) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927350)

. . . free as in Freedom.

Way to go!! (1)

Badanov (518690) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927362)

Now, if we could only get Bill to do the same thing...

April Fool! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927366)

God newsforge are so lame, didn't they check the date the email was sent?

Hypocrisy (1)

Millennium (2451) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927370)

The best thing about Free Software is that everyone can use it. The worst thing about Free Software is that everyone can use it. You can't have it both ways; when you start restricting when and how something is used, it ceases to be Free.

This guy is either a hypocrite, or he's very stupid. I doubt he's stupid, which leaves only one option. Opposing the war in Iraq is fine, but I suggest that those who wish to protest it do so in productive ways, rather than hypocritical, meaningless token gestures.

What an idiot. (2, Interesting)

emtboy9 (99534) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927371)

I am sorry, he may be the nicest guy in the world, and could even be Linus' long lost twin brother, but what an idiot.

What does GPL software have to do with the war in Iraq? What does the military's use of Linux have to do with anything related to Iraq?

Nothing.

Sorry, but if you really want to protest something, and involve Linux, then protest China. Sorry, but China has one of the worst human rights records of modern history, and is also, on a national level, one of the largest proponenets of Linux development and use in the world.

But no, Heaven forbid someone he doesnt like uses Linux. Those damned military guys! they should all use SCO UnixWare instead! (evil grin)

Get a grip... there are far more important things to protest/worry about, and do you really think that ANYONE outside a very small group (compared to the rest of the populace of the US) will care that the president of LULA resigned because the Military likes Linux?

Sorry, but while I do have great respect for people with convictions, I liave little respect for people who do the wrong things for attention.

Better stop using the internet (1)

Cpl Laque (512294) | more than 10 years ago | (#8927374)

I really get upset with people like this.
So far some of the highest moderation post agree with me but I am some here on slashdot will foam at the mouth that linux could be used by the military. Why don't they stop using all the Tech developed by the military too because you know it might be used to kill people. So do me a favor moron and get of the internet.(Developed by the military.)

my god (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8927379)

what an asshat
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