I’ve been reading the current debate on Microsoft’s position on an anti-discrimination bill in the US right now, I have no right to comment on this other than to say that I value consistency and fairness above most other things in life.
What I am reminded of though is a book I’m reading right now, Hackers & Painters by Paul Graham – this is a truly brilliant book, examining all sorts of stuff to do with ‘hacker philosophy’ including the obsession ‘hackers’ have with freedom of speech and freedom of expression. I hadn’t really twigged before just how intertwined hacking (oh. I’m using hacking in the ‘proper’ sense here) and civil liberties actually are anyway, fantastic book which I recommend everyone to read.