[AktiviX-discuss] aktivix and academic/activist projects: principled objections?

Alan Dawson aland at burngreave.net
Sat Dec 17 10:30:55 UTC 2005

Quoting GarconDuMonde <gdm at fifthhorseman.net>:

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> hi,
> slowly catching up with emails...
> >>> there is currently a request on aktivix-request at lists.aktivix.org for a
> >>> list to be used by a group who are working in universities doing
> >>> research related to activism - and who want to use their work to funnel
> >>> resources into projects like aktivix.
> "research related to activism" i.e. not activism.

Perhaps the research techniques and aims need to be made clearer. 

How will the research proceed? What will be its results? How will they be made
accessible? What use will they have?  

"If you make decisions about software -- or anything -- based solely on
short-term cost and benefit, someone with a longer view can easily
manoeuver you into a trap from which it is hard to escape."  

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