Subject: Re: Now it's CBDTPA
To: Jim Wise , David Friggens <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/26/2002 19:45:16
No, please don't cross-post this to -advocacy.  As I read the mailing list
descriptions, if it fits anywhere, it belongs here on -users, the general
purpose discussion forum.  -advaocy is for discussing means to promote
NetBSD, not for random debate.  (Don't confuse the mailing list -advocacy
with [ab]Usenet's .advocacy groups.  Very different concept.  (^&)  (You
could argue that it belongs to -advocacy about as much as to -users, but
it's already here and certainly is within the domain of this list.)

As for whether it is appropriate here: From reading the articles and some
of the quotes attributed to IP law professors, it could impact NetBSD.
Whether it actually will do so depends.  Armed with sufficient ignorance,
a legislature (any legislature, not just the one supposedly representing
me) could probably pass this without working up a sweat.

  ``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.''