You may not understand why anyone would want to join a party of self-described pirates. How could I want to grab bread from artists’ mouths or see the harm in DRM?
I particularly recommend Cory Doctorow’s (of BoingBoing fame) speech. His is an accessible review of copyright and the evils of its misapplication.
Red Hat is doing some interesting non-OS stuff these days. There’s the One Laptop Per Child project, trying to make a rugged $100 laptop that will facilitate childhood exploration. It pleasantly reminds me of A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer.
They also just launched Mugshot, for which I have yet to either receive a login or wrap my head around. But it seems interestingly ambitious for a traditional Linux company.
Update: It doesn’t rain but it pours. Lawrence Lessig just gave an interview in the Guardian about copyright.