Subject: Re: Now it's CBDTPA
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/26/2002 20:54:18
Hash: SHA1

I'd certainly welcome debate of this bill, but it's not _per se_ a
NetBSD issue.  (Hey, our CVS repository and a large number of our
developers are not in the .us).

There are lots of forums where this can and probably should be
discussed.  This really isn't one of them, though.

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Richard Rauch wrote:

>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.''

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				Jim Wise
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