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Re: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar
At 9:05 AM -0500 on 12/10/98, Ken Williams wrote:
> "Strike to protest Wassenaar!"
> URL: http://www.zanshin.com/~bobg/
> "This is a global call for computer professionals to strike on
> Monday, 14 December, 1998 to protest the signing of the Wassenaar
> Arrangement, an international treaty that imposes new restrictions
> on cryptographic software technology.
Now, *this* is interesting...
Anyone actually contemplating doing this?
I mean, we could *all* stand to do a little extra (meatspace) Christmas
shopping on Monday, right?
(Then, I guess, we could all do our cypherspace Christmas shopping on
*Tuesday*, just to drive the point home, stick-and-carrot-wise...)
Robert A. Hettinga <mailto: [email protected]>
Philodox Financial Technology Evangelism <http://www.philodox.com/>
44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA
"... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity,
[predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to
experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'