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Media's response to the hacker != cracker open letter

http://matija.suklje.name

A few days ago FSFE Fellowship group Slovenia sent an open letter concerning the misuse of the term "hacker". There is an English translation (with the Slovenian original) available. Today we are happy to report that this action had a bigger impact that we hoped for!

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Created by stargrave 4 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 5 weeks ago
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Open letter to the media about the misuse of the term "hacker"

http://matija.suklje.name

In the past few days/weeks in Slovenian media there was a big boom about three Slovenian citisens who allegedly cooperated in the Mariposa botnet. If you don't know what this is about read this press release from the FBI. The media has repeatedly called these alleged cybercriminals "hackers".

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Created by stargrave 4 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 5 weeks ago
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Hackers != Crackers

http://www.freelikegnu.org

ESR: "These are people (mainly adolescent males) who get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system. Real hackers call these people ‘crackers’ and want nothing to do with them.

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Created by can.axis 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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