Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-17 Thread Wladimir
This is not just a political issue. The internet as we know it is at stake, and bitcoin depends directly on a working, single, globally connected internet (at least for now, until mesh networking goes anywhere...). *Everyone* using bitcoin has the interest in keeping the internet working and

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-17 Thread Stefan Thomas
I'm firmly against a *blackout* - it would harm users' trust in Bitcoin since people looking to download the client or to get information about Bitcoin may end up in the wrong place. I constantly have to delete YouTube spam advertising this or that miracle GPU miner or secure Bitcoin client,

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-17 Thread Luke-Jr
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:42:51 AM Jorge Timón wrote: It may be a political issue, but I don't think wikipedia becomes a political organization for being against censorship. This is not about left or right. Is about free speech, one of the basic principles not only of freedom but also of

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-17 Thread James Burkle
I don't think this is the right mailing list for discussion of this Blackout topic. I know this is definitely not the right mailing list for proselytizing. On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org wrote: On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:42:51 AM Jorge Timón wrote: It may be a

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-17 Thread Peter Vessenes
It seems to me that the internet as a whole has got this one covered. I say this as someone who thinks that BitCoin needs to choose its battles and craft its reputation extremely carefully; this isn't the most important fight for BitCoin, nor the most deadly. I do think SOPA and PIPA could impact

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-16 Thread slush
@lists.sourceforge.net bitcoin-development@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:37 PM Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM, Amir Taaki zgen...@yahoo.com zgen...@yahoo.com wrote: How is this not the most important

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-16 Thread Luke-Jr
On Monday, January 16, 2012 7:46:39 PM Alan Reiner wrote: In response to Jeff and Luke-Jr, I don't see how this is /just any other poltical issue/. It strikes at the heart of everything Bitcoin is about. Sorry, Bitcoin is not about the same thing to everyone. For me, Bitcoin is about one

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-16 Thread Kyle Henderson
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Jeff Garzik jgar...@exmulti.com wrote: There are always issues that raise ire and moral outrage. I would rather that bitcoin.org stay apolitical -- our users will appreciate this in the long run. Agreed :) For those that believe one particularly noisy

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-16 Thread Gregory Maxwell
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Kyle Henderson k...@old.school.nz wrote: For those that believe one particularly noisy country in the North America region with a policy called SOPA or PIPA directly affects Bitcoin - can you point out precisely where it does so? In addition to the concerns

Re: [Bitcoin-development] bitcoin.org SOPA/PIPA blackout

2012-01-16 Thread Jorge Timón
It may be a political issue, but I don't think wikipedia becomes a political organization for being against censorship. This is not about left or right. Is about free speech, one of the basic principles not only of freedom but also of democracy. And as Gregory shows it clearly affects bitcoin