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Re: Pentagon linked to shaming attack on RMS

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Pentagon linked to shaming attack on RMS
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2021 14:38:45 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.6 (2021-03-06)

* Daniel Pocock <> [2021-04-03 10:11]:
> On 03/04/2021 04:17, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
> > Daniel Pocock wrote:
> >> Its all in the last picture
> >>
> >> Paul Tagliamonte, seconded the motion in Debian, with the co-founder of
> >> Rebellion Defense and the top brass at the Pentagon.
> >>
> >>
> >>   
> > In conclusion, while asking his employer if they are being paid to help
> > instigate a mob against RMS seems to be an amusing example of "sauce for
> > the gander", Tagliamonte's previous government employment and trip
> > through the "revolving door" to the private sector does not stand out as
> > reason to suspect that the government is somehow behind the attacks on
> > RMS.  The "revolving door" is simply too widespread to support a claim
> > of that type of corruption.
> It is far more complicated.  Misuse of office can occur whether a staff
> member is political or not.

There are many countries in the world that I have visited. In many
countries government employees are disallowed to hold external
positions in organizations or to establish their own private
businesses. There are exemptions and normally officers need to ask for
permission if there are exemptions, depending from country to country.

I do not know if person in question violated any laws. One shall first
find out if he was employeed in the same time and if there was some
conflict of interest or presentation of his title within government.

Please review the law here as it most probably applies:

> Society trusts these people with training, surveillance technology, guns
> and nuclear weapons.  In return, it is expected that they demonstrate
> the highest standards of integrity.

Exactly right.

Your references are right, and you have got a right feeling. I just
suppose because of the environment in Germany or German speaking area,
as one good part of people there demand correctness. My statement here
however, does not endorse your article for reason that I have not seen
enough factual background.

I hope you may research it better with the above law reference.


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