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Re: good news about the EFF...
On Sun, 1 Jan 1995, Lile Elam wrote:
> CyberWire Dispatch // Copyright (c) 1994 //
> Jacking in from the "Back to the Future" Port:
> Washington, DC -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation has fired its Policy
> Director Jerry Berman and will soon release a sweeping new agenda for 1995
> that promises to return the organization to its original grassroots
> Asked to comment on his firing, Berman bristles and says: "I think that's
> baloney." Then he quickly adds: "Did you ever think I might have wanted to
> Berman has, in fact, left EFF, to head a new, as yet unannounced, policy
> group called the Center for Democracy and Technology. His departure from
> EFF and the creation of CDT will be made public this week in a joint
> announcement with EFF, sources said. The official line that will be spun
> to the public is that the two came to a "mutual parting of the ways."
> That benign statement, however, doesn't reflect the long hours of the
> behind the scenes deliberations, in which the language of the press
> releases will be a cautiously worded as an official State Department
> Heroes and pioneers always take the arrows; EFF lately has looked more
> like a pin-cushion than its self-appointed role as protector of all things
> Cyberspace. The beleaguered organization has over the course of the past
> two years endured often withering criticism from the very frontier citizens
> it was sworn to uphold and protect.
> The reason: A perceived move away from its grassroots activism to the role
> of a consummate Washington Insider deal maker.
Has anyone seen Monty Python's Life of Brian..... DO I hear a parallelism???
Something to the effect of "The PEople's Judean Front", "The Popular
People's Front", and it goes on an on....
HOw about for the modern approach.... CDT, EFF, CPSR, Cypherpunks... Do I
hear more.. Or are we so split up that we can't agree on our common goal....