how can we plan and execute a civil disobedience?

with reference to this thread on the topic of jail-break an iPhone
http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=448568
where some were discussing what should/shouldn’t be in this chit-chat
forum, the idea for this thread was broached, so:

i wonder if any have any experience or good ideas on how to plan and
execute a civil disobedience? WAIT! hmmmmm, but now i pause to wonder
out loud:

  1. doesn’t the term ‘disobedience’ carry with it the idea of an
    illegal (or at the very least, socially unapproved) activity–so, do
    the Terms of Service even allow that discussion here?

  2. what if it is illegal in some countries but not others? might the
    Community/Novell be placed in jeopardy if the forum is available in
    those countries where illegal?

  3. wouldn’t any civil disobedience by definition be a political
    act–so, if by the Terms of Service we can’t discuss politics, are we
    able to only discuss potentially illegal political acts?

hmmmmm…so, i guess the correct answer to the subject question is:

Q: How can we plan and execute a civil disobedience?
A: Don’t do it here please. Do it somewhere else.

ymmv


DenverD
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

Disobedience is not necessarily illegal. In fact often authorities break the law in trying to deal with peaceful disobedience.

Civil disobedience is illegal by definition. It’s the refusal to obey laws for the purpose of protesting the law or government. It’s also an accepted form of speech in many countries, so it may or may not be prosecuted.

That’s very nice in theory, but I think you will find there are countries where something that is actually legal is claimed to be illegal by those who wish to hold on to power. Or the law is vague on these things and interpretation depends on who is doing it. Things are not as clear cut as in CPUs and programming languages.

ken yap wrote:
> Disobedience is not necessarily illegal. In fact often authorities break
> the law in trying to deal with peaceful disobedience.

so, we can discuss it here!

ok, i wanna plan a civil disobedient to, once and for all, discourage
folks from throwing empty beer, wine, soft drink bottles/cans/plastic
containers [and all other trash] onto the roadways and into the
ditches, streams, rivers and oceans…world-wide…

how should we start? get the word out?

should we ‘brand’ the ‘disobedience’ with openSUSE or maybe with the
broader, Penguin?

and, just what disobedient act should we plan?

how about each country/state/region be allowed to choose their own act
and the one with the most creativity could win a prize…

kinda like the prize offered by the openSUSE folks for participation
in the survey in February 2010? read about that survey here:
<http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=432453>

HEY, btw i never did find a single person who claimed to have received
any prize…

do you know of anyone who got any prize? do you know someone who knows
someone who got a prize?

maybe we should have an online civil disobedience right here in these
fora until someone knows someone who actually received a prize…

who else wants to know if and when the prizes were awarded??


DenverD
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

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