September 17, 2001
Venerable hackers urge restraint
Author: JT Smith
Strange days at Berlin's Chaos Computer Club, where the 20 year old group gathered to urge their counterparts around the world not to attack the networks and Web sites of Islamic groups. CCC leader (and ICANN board member) Andy Mueller-Maguhn issued a call for diplomacy, saying that it was important for the world to hear varying perspectives on recent events. Said club founder Steffen Wernery: "People are very angry, so I understand it. But we hackers find that it's always a better way to let information free. The philosophy is don't hack networks or the free flow of information." Read the full story at Wired News.