Open Source in league with al-Qaeda

A man in Utah knows who is to blame for all the evils of this world. It’s not Osama Bin Laden, it’s not North Korea, it’s not even George W. Bush. The blame lies at the feet of the open source movement. Yes, those evil people at Groklaw, Slashdot and Sourceforge are guilty for everything, from WMDs to the fall of the dollar and the decline of American civilization. The U.S. is losing the War on TerrorTM because open source has placed large chunks of American technology in the hands of terrorists. You can read the entire thing here. Some choice claims:

40. Among other things, the OSS advocates the dismantling of all intellectual property laws that restrict the trade in free software, including the overthrow of the US patent system, intellectual property laws, and the overthrow of the European Union attempts to create a patent system to protect the intellectual property rights of individuals, and computer technology companies.

43. As a result of these activities, a large portion of US technology has been unwittingly placed into the hands of various groups around the world, including Al-Queda, and other groups who sponsor international terrorism.

44. As a result of these activities, a large portion of US technology has been unwittingly placed into the hands of various groups around the world, including radical governments and groups who sponsor and have used the technology in support of the creation of weapons of mass murder and mass destruction designed to murder American Citizens and their families.

46. The beheading and murder of United States Citizens in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and other countries have been videotaped, converted to MPEG and other images for viewing on the public Internet through the use of OSS and Linux software and computer technology developed and purloined by Linux and OSS members and illegally exported from the United States.

I am not sure what they smoke over there in Utah (according to Merkey, it’s not peyote), but this guy must be on something.

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