NY Times: This …

NY Times: This Is a Religious War (read this twice)

…this surely is a religious war — but not of Islam versus Christianity and Judaism. Rather, it is a war of fundamentalism against faiths of all kinds that are at peace with freedom and modernity.

Following Locke, the founders established as a central element of the new American order a stark separation of church and state, ensuring that no single religion could use political means to enforce its own orthodoxies.

John Locke: A Letter Concerning Toleration (circa 1689)

Monopolies + Lawyers + Big Business Hidden Agendas = Nightmare in the Software Industry. “Imagine that suddenly, all distributions of GNU/Linux were illegal in the United States. As well as Zope, Python, Perl, Apache, and all other open source software products. While that arguably may not be the goal of the Security Systems Standard & Certification Act (SSSCA), it would surely be a result.”

The Management of Content: Universities and the Electronic Publishing Revolution. [via Aaronland]

Posted by Cameron Barrett at October 11, 2001 07:44 PM