Subject: Re: Coordinated effort re: SSSCA?
From: Bernard Lang <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 01:58:25 +0200

May I suggest you coordinate with Barbara Simons <>
and Gene Spafford <>, Co-Chairs of
U.S. ACM Public Policy Committee (USACM)

They will probably give you other contacts


On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 02:25:41PM -0400, Michael Tiemann wrote:
> At our company meeting today, our CEO Matthew Szulik exhorted every employee 
> (even those not in the US) to become more politically aware and active, and he 
> specifically asked that people learn how the SSSCA could make free software (as 
> we know it today) illegal.  So there's going to be an effort here at Red Hat.
> I've been invited to attend the Chairman's Council at the SIIA (the largest 
> software industry association in the country) to discuss this topic on Oct 3. 
> Several members of the SIIA recognize that SSSCA is *not* in their interest.
> Red Hat has sponsored lobbyists on capitol hill, and we plan to fight SSSCA to 
> the best of our abilities, but having 100,000 educators or 10,000,000 technical 
> professionals on our side would help alot.
> If anybody feels inclined to join that effort, I'm sure I can get a list 
> together--send me mail with SSSCA at the front of the subject line, and I'll 
> get you subscribed if there are enough (more than 20) people.
> M
> John McDermott wrote:
> > Does anyone plan or know of a coordinated effort for dealing with the
> > SSSCA? Has anyone heard of plans to get it introduced and on the Senate
> > calendar?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > --john
> > 
> > 

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