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Re: What is the EFF doing exactly?

At 07:40 PM 9/2/96 -0400, Black Unicorn wrote:
>> what *constructive* 
>> alternative to EFF do you propose? if you have none, please shut up.
>I think any organization that would apply political pressure rather than
>bow to it would be an alternative.  I think an organization in touch
>enough with its own policy to prevent its staff and board from making
>embarassing big brother type proposals to curtail the ability of any of us
>to post without attributation would be an alternative.  I think an
>organization without the internal conflict and strife that has clearly
>marred EFF in past and made it a laughable attempt at cohesive political
>persuasion would be an alternative.  I think an organization that had
>official policies on the core issues which it proposes to influence would
>be an alternative.
>In short, an organization that had even one of the needed elements of
>legislative influence.  (Cohesive, directed, persistent, and

"Uncompromising" is not an "element of legislative influence," at least not
on this planet.

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