Comments: My letter to Swarthmore supporting fight against Diebold

Hey Seth, I'd just like to thank you for your letter of support. I'm a founding member of the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons, and I've found your blog and your links very informative. I don't know how much of the massive quantities of e-mail Bob Gross has actually been reading, but if he gets to this one I hope it may have some effect on him. Ultimately, however, he isn't really calling the shots here, he's turned over authority to Swarthmore's lawyers, and the college has been behaving in accord with their legal advice. It's a pity that their legal advice didn't result in the college calling Diebold's bluff.

Posted by Nelson Pavlosky at October 26, 2003 08:59 PM

*Superb* letter, and I wanted to express my support to all of you fighting this.

And now my Alma Mater has gotten a C&D ... and MIT has (I gather, with no disrespect intended towards Swarthmore) substantially greater resources to bring to bear, an "attitude" ^_^, and special credibility in the field of computer systems. MIT just might make a stand on this, with any luck.

Posted by Harold at October 29, 2003 08:24 AM

I am a graduate of Swarthmore and of the Harvard Law School. I support the freest flow of information on the Internet. Even if the information was obtained improperly in the first place, it cannot be put back in the bottle, so why suppress it? Look for remedies outside of copyright law to discourage illegal hacking.

Posted by Anne M. Vohl at November 3, 2003 10:37 PM