Follow-up: Yahoo Answers censoring Open-source options

{Multi-post navigation}
Yahoo! Answers is rejecting Open-Source options in answers (the original post that started it all)

Follow-up: Yahoo Answers censoring Open-source options (a response to the first site to pick up my story)

Yahoo + Open Source Censorship. A second follow-up (responses to comments)

Yahoo Answers Censorship? Follow-up #3 (more responses to comments)

Yahoo Answers + Open Source Censorship. Yahoo’s reason and the question in… question.
Summary: A full recap with Yahoo’s official reason and the question at the center of this issue.

{The actual post}

I figured I should post a follow-up to my surprisingly popular post about being censored.

When it happened I was just shocked, but once that passed I saw it for what it really is…

As someone who linked to the previous post noted, Yahoo and Microsoft are quite chummy. I also wouldn’t find it too suprising if in a few years people would have to find “alternative” search engines to the mainstream (MSN, Yahoo, etc) because of snowballing censorship.

I don’t like the idea… and I don’t like the power struggle it portrays, but with DRM and the root-kit fiasco that the music industry did, and that non-Microsoft programs are given less than 32MB of memory to use in Vista, it’s not a huge leap of logic.

Who knew suggesting a stable, easy to use operating system was risque?

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4 Responses to “Follow-up: Yahoo Answers censoring Open-source options”

  1. Homer Says:

    The controversy seems to have kicked off again, bigger than ever. The commentary on my site got Dugg, and there are now quite a few new comments. You should check it out!

  2. Amanda Kerik’s WordPress Blog Yahoo + Open Source Censorship. A second follow-up. « Says:

    […] first follow-up is here – ….amandakerik.wordpress.com/…/follow-up-yahoo…censoring-open-source-options/ Posted in annoyances, education, concerns, followup, inthenews, windows, microsoft, censorship, […]

  3. Amanda Kerik’s WordPress Blog Yahoo! Answers is rejecting Open-Source options in answers « Says:

    […] Follow-up: Yahoo Answers censoring Open-source options Summary: My thoughts on the first site to link to me; Yahoo and Microsoft are chummy. […]

  4. Amanda Kerik’s WordPress Blog Yahoo Answers Censorship? Follow-up #3 « Says:

    […] Follow-up: Yahoo Answers censoring Open-source options Summary: My thoughts on the first site to link to me; Yahoo and Microsoft are chummy. […]


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