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Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Sun Apr 9 23:31:35 UTC 2006

Michael T. Richter wrote:
> The practical difference between strikes and blackmail being what, 
> precisely?
> Oh, yes.  Strikes are extortion, not blackmail.  My bad.

Strikes are not extortion or blackmail. Not all types of "pressure" are 
wrong. If you go to a computer store and tell them that you won't buy 
their computer unless it supports Linux, that's not extortion. You, as a 
customer, have the right to do that. Likewise, unions have the right to 
call for a strike, and that's not extortion either. Extortion is 
illegal, strikes are legal.

I won't comment on whether the Kubuntu-German team is right or wrong. 
But I do take issue with comparing the legal right to strike with the 
illegal practice of extortion and blackmail.

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