[DC LoCo] Linux - The newly disenfranchized

flint at flint.com flint at flint.com
Tue Aug 26 17:19:32 BST 2008

Dear Makenzie,

I saw this on slashdot as well. What can we do?  The mighty forces of DRM 
have no interest in us.  Relayed to VAGUE.



On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:

> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 12:00:54 -0400
> From: Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com>
> To: dclug <dclug at gwyn.tux.org>, DCLoCo <ubuntu-us-dc at lists.ubuntu.com>,
>     NOVALUG <novalug at calypso.tux.org>, ma-linux <ma-linux at calypso.tux.org>
> Subject: [DC LoCo] Semi-OT: No Linux users on the Democratic Convention site
> Don't know if you all saw this on Slashdot yet, but check out the
> video section of demconvention.com  It's using Silverlight.  Linux
> users can't use the site.  Well, all my computers run Linux, and I
> don't have a TV, so I guess the Dems don't want me or the other
> TV-less Linux users to have any idea what's going on.  I don't like
> this.  Between Biden's tech record and this Silverlight thing, I don't
> see much change in the direction of openness coming along in the near
> future.  On Slashdot, there are some people suggesting that Democrats
> that use Linux send emails to info at demconvention.com and complain
> about the inaccessibility of the website.  I've already done that.  If
> any of you care about the possibility of getting the site changed (or
> maybe even just drawing their attention to the problem for future?),
> emailing might be a good idea.
> -- 
> Mackenzie Morgan
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