May 7, 2012

Who's Afraid of a Big, Bad Hacking Story?

It's been a cheerily good spring for FOSS fans here in the Linux blogosphere, so we may perhaps be forgiven for our utter shock and disbelief at the affront recently committed against us by a certain brick-and-mortar purveyor of books and magazines. Yes, that's right -- it's Barnes & Noble Linux Girl is referring to; specifically, its decision to yank the very excellent Linux Format magazine from its U.S. shelves -- apparently because of a cover story on the topic of "hacking." Issue 154, the one with 'Learn to Hack' on the cover, was removed from Barnes & Noble bookstores in the U.S. following a complaint. mf.gif



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