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From Cameron Goodale <good...@apache.org>
Subject Re: SOPA & PIPA for OODT and other 4-letter acronyms
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2012 19:00:45 GMT
Sean,

You have my +1.  We only have 4 days left if we are gonna do this.  Do you
have any idea's how we can make the site updates needed?

I would imagine this would require majority support from the OODT PMC as
well.

-Cameron

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 1:15 AM, Mark Struberg <struberg@yahoo.de> wrote:

> basically +1
>
> we could do this with CSS tricks, to overlay a png applied to <body> with
> a 'black hole' graphic which gets a higher Z axis or kind of trick.
> We should not need to change each and every page if possible.
>
> LieGrue,
> strub
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov>
> > To: "dev@oodt.apache.org" <dev@oodt.apache.org>
> > Cc: "members@apache.org" <members@apache.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 4:57 AM
> > Subject: Re: SOPA & PIPA for OODT and other 4-letter acronyms
> >
> > +1 from me.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Chris
> >
> > On Jan 13, 2012, at 6:43 PM, Sean Kelly wrote:
> >
> >>  Colleagues:
> >>
> >>  The Internet is a global resource and I'm thankful that the majority of
> > our Apache and OODT users needn't put up with any of the shenanigans that
> > the governments of Syria, Iran, and China employ routinely to throttle
> the free
> > distribution of software, open exchange of ideas, and unmoderated dialog
> of
> > critique deployed against their respective peoples.
> >>
> >>  Sadly, the United States of America is considering legislation [1],
> [2] in
> > its dual legislative houses of government that is on par with these
> oppressive
> > regimes[3]—all in a misguided attempt to stop piracy of both durable and
> logical
> > goods.
> >>
> >>  While we are an international organization that freely distributes
> software
> > beyond national borders, we've got to admit that the practices employed
> > within the United States has global ramifications, especially since our
> > software, being free and open source, enjoys a worldwide audience and
> runs the
> > majority of the web's infrastructure.
> >>
> >>  Other efforts within the Apache Software Foundation have already
> stepped
> > forward with visible, tangible displays of their commitment against the
> SOPA and
> > PIPA acts currently under consideration by the USA House of
> Representatives and
> > Senate, respectively.
> >>
> >>  Some of these efforts have elected to participate in an "internet
> > strike" by displaying banners and/or "going dark" on the 18th of
> > January, 2012.
> >>
> >>  I would strongly urge the Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT)
> project of
> > the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to join in this solidarity and
> demonstrate
> > a commitment towards the unregulated and open exchange of ideas that we
> expect
> > on the internet.
> >>
> >>  Towards that end, I propose we shutter the OODT website at
> > http://oodt.apache.org/ and replace every page accessible under that
> domain with
> > a singular white-text-on-black-background that conveys, without any
> doubt, our
> > commitment to an open, un-regulated, free-of-government control internet
> that
> > eschews the ideas of both SOPA and PIPA.
> >>
> >>  I hope OODT will join in this protest. And, if it is at all possible,
> ALL
> > of apache.org will follow suit. The Internet is at a vital nexus point,
> and we
> > face an opportunity for change we dare not squander.
> >>
> >>  Yours faithfully,
> >>  Sean.
> >>
> >>
> >>  [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
> >>  [2] http://edrn.me/S
> >>  [3] http://edrn.me/t
> >>
> >
> >
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
> > Senior Computer Scientist
> > NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
> > Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
> > Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
> > WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
> > University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >
>

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