А нижеследующий диалог проходил на seablogger.com:
Comment by Tatyana Monday, 23 October 06 @ 3:20 PM
Oh, so you don’t know about the latest scandal with the LiveJournal.
In short: the SixApart sold cyrillic-writing part of users to a shady Russian company with intention of transfering the private information to Russian-based servers from the American ones. With promises of providing more Russian-oriented services to users (read: involuntary ads); principles of determining who’s Russian - 1) if you write in cyrillic 2) if your host is in Russia 3) if one of your IPs is in Russia. No guarantees HOW they will use the info, WHO will have access and no explanation why the hell some possibly Putin government-connected jerk might have a say in keeping up American-based blog which happen to occasionally use cyrillics for the posts.
Only after 3 days of public outrage they started to talk about “out-option”. As in “you’ll be given a choice to opt-out”.
No, I want to be goven an “opt-in”, so only meagre 1thousand or two will opt to use your clumsy cover, you assholes!
Comment by Alan Sullivan Monday, 23 October 06 @ 3:28 PM
Ahem, like yours. No, I didn’t know about that. But I always figured the Trotts (SixApart founders) were the usual Al Gore type Democrats. These internet and software companies are mostly run by leftists, it seems. They are either insane with greed, blind to the sinister machinations of governments, or worse, actually sympathetic to the regimes with which they cooperate.
Comment by Tatyana
Monday, 23 October 06 @ 3:36 PM
Found the link, you could see for yourself: this “kimmi” person is someone from SixApart giving explanations.
Note the amount of comments, and the most often asked question “is my journal will be transfered to the Russian servers by default? If yes, I’m going to leave.” So far, the answer is not clear.
[”like mine”? I’m not sure I get it; in any case, in my last paragraph I wasn’t addressing you, surely you understand]
Comment by Alan Sullivan
Monday, 23 October 06 @ 3:38 PM
Silly! No I didn’t think you meant me. But you have Cyrillic in your blog, eh? Doesn’t this move affect you? Or are you with some other company?
Comment by Tatyana Monday, 23 October 06 @ 3:56 PM
Of course it affects me. I’m seriously considering to move house, for that exact reason.
Don’t want to lose my LJ friends, of course, especially those who don’t read in English, that’s the only reason I haven’t closed my journal and moved someplace else yet.
Comment by Alan Sullivan Monday, 23 October 06 @ 4:26 PM
Keep trying. Six Apart is small enough to remain somewhat responsive. I hope. Though I believe the firm is now partially owned (and possibly controlled) by one of the big, big companies.
Впечатления Фицпатрика от одного из эпизодов - "сцена с козлом в ресторане" - незабываемой поездки, которыми он делится с друзьями в своем журнале:
Somebody brought a goat to the big LJ user party here. The management then freaked out, demanding the goat leave the building or they shut down the party. Party organizers were stressed, etc. Understandable.
So the goat's tied up to the fence outside. Poor cold goat, I think. But they tell me goats don't get cold in 1C with all that fur. But as night goes on, it's kinda freaking out or looking scared at least, having so many weird people around and being tied up next to the sidewalk of a street with cars and such.
So they would've taken the goat home, except the car that brought it got broken into or something during the party. So we have a stranded goat downtown Moscow in the cold. Somebody gets on the phone for 3 hours trying to find somebody to take this goat. In the end, they get the zoo to take it in.
That's right... Frank the LiveJournal goat is now a member of the Moscow zoo.
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