What is a cypherpunk?

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Feb 9 09:09:56 PST 2005

On 6 Feb 2005 at 19:18, D. Popkin wrote:
> Yes, but Big Brother governments are not the only way such
> "wisdom" gets imposed.  Bill Gates came close to imposing it
> upon all of us, and if it hadn't been for Richard Stallman
> and Linus Torvalds, we might all be suffering under that yoke
> today.

There is nothing stopping you from writing your own operating
system, so Linus did.

If, however, you decline to pay taxes, men with guns will
attack you.

That is the difference between private power and government

         James A. Donald

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