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Bono asked to back free software group

U2 can keep us rocking in the free code world
Fri Jun 30 2006, 14:00
U2 CROONER Bono has been asked to support the Free Software Foundation.

Thankfully the Irishman has not been asked to sing a duet with Linus Torvalds or lecture Tony Blair. But he has been asked to fight the good fight against digital rights management.

That could put him in a tricky position when you consider the U2 iPod special edition.

In a hilarious open letter, the FSF guerillas write: "You have dedicated a major part of your life's work to fighting for good causes, bringing pressure to bear on the powerful and political elite to effect positive change.

"In the same way that you have called for action from world leaders, we now call upon you to look at the facts surrounding Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), and join us in demanding an end to handcuffs on technology and culture."

You couldn't make it up. µ


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