[pp.int.general] Open letter to Anonymous (please distribute)

Antonio Garcia ningunotro at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 6 10:54:08 CEST 2011

My full support for this version of history.

> Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 10:28:42 +0200
> From: quemener.yves at free.fr
> To: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Subject: Re: [pp.int.general] Open letter to Anonymous (please distribute)
> On 06/06/2011 12:21 AM, lilo wrote:
> > i wondering for the bad answers in hackerspace,  they simply write that
> > the "politic  does not apply to hackers".
> Sorry but this is not an accurate description of what happened on the 
> hackerspaces mailing list. The first reaction was that giving 
> instructions to anonymous or to internet at large was just wishful thinking.
> I then proceeded to explain that political speech on a technical mailing 
> list was doomed to receive negative response. Understand that people 
> calling themselves hackers on this mailing list are for most of them 
> makers, not security experts or crypto-geeks.
> Understand as well that the message signed by the CCC, l0pht and cult of 
> dead cow amongst others is a 1999 message urging hacktivists to not 
> disrupt internet infrastructure of regimes they did not like, that this 
> was counter-productive. The "open letter to Anonymous" did not (yet) 
> receive any kind of major support.
> I have the feeling that in 2011, the confrontation that the 1999 message 
> wanted to avoid finally happened. Wikileaks censorship, mandatory DRMs, 
> criminalization of every trivial online act... I think many crackers 
> (yes that's the word we should use in theory instead of "hackers" when 
> referring to people who break into someone's computer, I know this is a 
> lost fight) considered the various censorship laws and actions that 
> appeared recently as a casus belli. I have the feeling that the 
> wikileaks DNS records affair has been the igniting spark.
> These people break the laws we are trying to change. We don't have to 
> support them but we have to admit that they are our shadow, that we move 
> together not because of an agreement but because we react to the same 
> things. We don't obey them, they don't obey us. But we hit the same 
> targets : where we protest, they are attacking.
> Whether or not this conflict becomes the first cyber-war that the media 
> rapaciously wait for or a demonstration of progress through democratic 
> discussion relies a lot on the actions of the pirate parties of the 
> world. If we can bring credible changes in the laws, the crackers will 
> become obsolete and useless. If we can't, we will be as useless as 
> diplomats in a blitzkrieg.
> That may look like a dramatization, but a lot of things in the 21st 
> century will depend on the stance the world takes toward this 
> "intellectual property" mess. It is more than just about culture : it 
> encompasses science and technology through patents and copyrights on 
> designs, agriculture through property rights on crops species, and 
> medicine on the generic drugs issues.
> Iv
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