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From Steven Noels <stev...@outerthought.org>
Subject RE: Draft proposal for EU patents protest
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2003 20:33:54 GMT
On Tue, 26 Aug 2003, Sander Striker wrote:

> > From: Sander Striker [mailto:striker@apache.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 9:55 PM
> > Hmmm.  I was more thinking all or nothing.  If the board approves, swap
> > the main httpd.conf for a config that will serve only this page.  We
> > swap configs again when the protest is over (a day?).
> Then again, although a stronger statement, maybe not.  Our users deserve
> to be served as usual.

While I agree that we should care about our users, in the long run, making 
a sign against software patents might be the ultimate gift to them. 
Besides, there's plenty of mirrors around that still carry the 
distributions. All ASF sites out for one day sure might attract some 
eyeballs. But yes, it should be up to the board & the respective PMCs to 
make that judgement call.


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