Subject: Re: NetBSD poster
To: None <netbsd-advocacy@NetBSD.ORG>
From: MLH <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/24/2003 01:11:06
On 23 Feb 2003 18:00:00 -0600, Harry Waddell wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:41:20 +1300 (NZDT)
> Patrick Mackey <> wrote:
>> > I think that just putting a spiked collar on the demon or such
>> > portrays more (and in a better light) than the blowfish.
>> Or how about a demon dressed like a bouncer or a special agent?
> The only thing I worry about, albeit not to any great degree, is that in 
> some parts of the world law enforcement isn't met with the same feeling as
> warm-fuzziness as in others. Your idea matches with my initial thoughts, but
> then again as a white male living the U.S. I've only been hassled by the
> police for no good reason twice in my life.
> Although it's another u.s.-centric reference how about a daemon with a tan
> leather vest and a sheriff's star. Or, a police badge with the words, 
> "to SERVE and PROTECT" 

You were doing pretty well until you got here. :^) This statement
is implicitly political.

As a local Federal Judge once reminded us, off of the record,
"Complete the phrase in order to understand who you are dealing
with". As he further explained, it isn't 'the People' that he is
serving and protecting, but his employer. In his case, The Legislature.

Security isn't a Thing. It isn't someThing you can purchase, trade,
invent or incorporate. Security is a process among us. You have to
be actively involved with it. That's why I think that an image of
a hired gun is a poor image for attempting to reference security.

You are responsible for your own security. We are responsible for
the security of our own systems, and as a community, we have decided
to work together to steel ourselves for the task (maybe :^). How
do you portray that?