1. Exquisite Tweets from @mala

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    we talked, especially his partner, at @aaronsw's funeral about all the others who face our criminal justice system without his advantages

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    Danny O'Brien

    Jennifer Granick's piece here: j.mp/UOSa7H and its sequel should help new activists understand it

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    Danny O'Brien

    Liz Henry @mala I also really liked what Taren said about there being years of injustice in the legal and prison systems #aaronsw

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    Danny O'Brien

    i think "transparency" about America's criminal justice system is the wrong word: it is already invisible, we need to make it tangible

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    but as ever, want to say it's wrong to concentrate on just America. Bad "cybercrime" law is a tool of oppression everywhere as is bad law.

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    Danny O'Brien

    as a european in US, makes me sad when people complain about US out of knowledge and ignore their own countries' failures out of ignorance

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    Danny O'Brien

    Your country might be as bad! Worse! About to be worse! Dig deeper! Act closer! Need you fighting locally more than you commenting from afar

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    Danny O'Brien

    join @OpenRightsGroup if in UK, join @thainetizen if in Thailand, If you can't find an org, *found* one. I did. Aaron did. I'll show you how

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    Danny O'Brien

    You have no idea how easy it is to change the world. All it takes is you to note how you already are, and iterate. I AM SERIOUS.

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    Danny O'Brien

    i promised aaron that i would deploy the funny to help save the world, and i sense i may be being A BIT SINCERE right now.

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    Danny O'Brien

    but my friend just died and I just saw Tim Berners-Lee and Cory Doctorow and my daughter and my partner and my ex-wife and my friends crying

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    Danny O'Brien

    and countless lolcat kittens somewhere i guess

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    Danny O'Brien

    but trust me, i am white and male and well-educated and have a mighty beard of authority. if you think you are powerless, i will share mine

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    Danny O'Brien

    but right now we need you. we lost someone, and it's your turn to take his place. you don't need to do anything much but keep living for me.

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    Danny O'Brien

    i should get a blog. a self-hosted blog. made out of freedom.

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    Danny O'Brien

    oh did the telcos worry about us running servers on our phones? Did they NAT us, brothers and sisters? Will we STUN them with our services?

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    Danny O'Brien

    it's lucky that 25% of ALL phones have wifi in them, isn't it? Because when you OPEN YOUR WIFI, all your friends can get around the telcos

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    Danny O'Brien

    think! You could scan in that public domain book you love on your phone, then upload it to your server, and share it on your wifi!

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    Danny O'Brien

    Do you know how great scanning software is on phones now? Do you have a favourite? Could you copy it, and write a better one? DO IT. DOOO IT

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    Danny O'Brien

    Which reminds me. You know Steve Jobs lost that look and feel suit in the 80s? You know what the finests form of flattery is?

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    Danny O'Brien

    You know how there's all that software that you love because it's beautiful, more beautiful than RMS could imagine in the 80s? Steal. It.

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    Danny O'Brien

    I don't mean pirate it. I mean rebuild it, step by step. Make it free and we'll have gmail and google maps and whatever is good about itunes

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    Danny O'Brien

    isn't that re-inventing the wheel, you say? Well sure, but now it's OUR WHEEL. And we're GOING TO DRIVE INTO OUR FUTURE WITH IT

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    Danny O'Brien

    And we're going to make it even more beautiful, because we're never going to drive it into the ditch or screw up.

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    Danny O'Brien

    And when we inevitably do, someone else will take it for us. And it won't be Steve Ballmer, it'll be some 13 year old kid from nowhere

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    Danny O'Brien

    she'll take your shonky ripped off software somewhere you'll never believe + she'll live forever AND SHE'LL SHARE IT WITH YOUR KIDS FOR FREE

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    Danny O'Brien

    MAKE SOME GODDAMN COPIES PEOPLE. CIVILISATION DOESN'T BACKUP ITSELF.

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    Danny O'Brien

    I am writing this on an airplane from a funeral. An airplane! A funeral! MORE INTERNETS ON AIRPLANES. LESS FUNERALS ON INTERNETS.

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    Danny O'Brien

    Okay got some more crying to do. But tomorrow, oh boy. You're going to love tomorrow. You're going to like it like it had some Aaron in it.

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