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"jailbreak" as a term, and civility in general [was: Re: Debian on the Archos 5 internet tablet]

On 06/30/2011 01:44 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> can't f*****g stand it when people call it "jail-breaking".  f*****g
> morons.  it's running the linux kernel: you have the f*****g _right_
> to run any software of your choice.  gaah.

Some people are currently jailed or imprisoned in violation of their
rights.  Prison systems around the world are riddled with imperfections.

In these cases, "jailbreak" is an eminently reasonable way to describe
the act of regaining rights which have been denied.

While it may be hyperbole to compare a locked-out communication device
to unjust imprisonment, the analogy isn't particularly unfounded.

Also, can we refrain from calling people morons (or f******g morons) on
this list?  It's nice to be civil if you can be.



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