[ubuntu-za] Fwd: SABC1 documentary - sourcing a ethical young hacker

David Robert Lewis ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Wed Apr 15 15:41:37 BST 2009

Simon Cross wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Morgan Collett <morgan at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>> SABC is keen to profile a dynamic, articulate, constructive, creative
>>> and ethical computer hacker, age 18 - 27 in a new documentary series
>>> that will be on SABC1.
> If they want candidates between 18 and 27 who fit ESR's view of
> hackers, they're about a decade too late.
My thoughts precisely, but no doubt, they will go out and create them. 
BTW it is an interesting turn of events to see the media looking at the 
positive aspects of hacking. Hackers have a bad rap in SA and I remember 
the last time I wrote a story about software piracy and the precurser to 
Open Source, copyleft, it was rejected by the Mail and Guardian as too 
sympathetic towards "crime".

So, yes, see the new wave of computer hacker emerge, I am all for it.

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