Ubuntu under investigation by Turkish attorney general

Senectus . senectus at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 09:59:20 GMT 2006


On 29/11/06, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 16:56:40 +0800
> "Zak B. Elep" <zakame at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
> > On 11/29/06, t u <towsonu2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Kurdish_operating_system_under_investigation_by_Turkish_attorney_general
> > >
> > > I was going to send this to ubuntu-devel, but I somehow overcame the
> > > desire to do so...
> > >
> > > PS. I am Turkish, and I am truly ashamed by this...
> >
> > Why?  Is there some other `negative' context in this `investigation'?
> > I've read that the attorney general is investigating on the `mayor of
> > Sur and on Ubuntu;' are you insinuating that there has been some sort
> > of illegal action taken by the mayor?
>
> Turkish policy on Kurdish language:
>
> http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~siamakr/Kurdish/KURDICA/1999/JUL/policy.html
>
>
> I think we can assume that the Turkish government takes a dim view of such
> efforts. judging by the above link.
>
> Also see
> http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/kurdistan-turkey.htm
>
>
> The definition of Ubuntu is perhaps lost on them.


Whoa.... that's some nasty history
I'd be very interested to see what the official Ubuntu stance is on this,
it's a hell of a pickle.



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