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Re: Petition, Proposal to create a map of our collective evidence of tying
I would encourage Essential to do this work of maintaining the web page so
that I can focus on writing my brief. However, if they are too busy, I
will do it. Your petition is a good idea. Do you have a few weeks time to
do a good job of collecting signatures on the net, and publicizing it? I
will be happy to do the evidence of tying URLs part, and some of the parts
of the brief I am working on might be useful as text. I suppose we don't
have time to get it ready for the Congressional hearings though. Hopefully
the essential guys will help us out, or even just do it for us? I bet we
could get a very large number of signatures over the net if you automate it
with CGI scripts, and the Essential guys handle the publicity.
John Gelles wrote:
> Subject proposal is an ambitious one. It may
> have to dovetail with what is already being done
> along its general lines:
> There is the actual brief on the evidence and
> law to compel MS to obey its consent decree
> that the Department of Justice now has and will
> eventually make public during its enforcement
> There is also this website, http://www.essential.org
> that not only maintains web copies all our comments
> here but is tracking the whole Nader vs. MS appraisal.
> The above is not to say anything against subject mapping
> proposal. As I understand it, it is a good one.
> Thinking aloud, it might be nice to create, with
> the help of this List and the team at essential.org
> a hypertext petition from citizens such as ourselves
> which had a main body demanding that MS cease
> and desist from stated anti-competitive practices.
> Below this common petition would signatures.
> Along with our signatures we would be invited to
> add URL's to supporting additional evidence and/
> or argument on the law and business aspects of
> the main petition. Conceivably, these URL's
> could be moderated by the publisher (say,
> essential.org) of the petition.
> John Gelles email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
> http://www.myturn.org ; http://www.rain.org/~jjgelles/
> The Web addresses above pertain to an economic bill
> of rights.
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> From: Hans Reiser <email@example.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Proposal to create a map of our collective evidence of tying,
> issues of law
> Date: Sunday, November 02, 1997 10:56 PM
> I wish to ask the members of this list: do you have specific instances
> of interface tying, or other tying, suitable for putting in the form of
> an affidavit signed by you that could be used in court?
> ... [see original message]