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A hacker is not a mischievous person who "hacks" into computers, phones, and other electronic devices

Petition published by Unbreakable on Jun 04, 2010
90 Signatures 
Target: Hacker
Region: GLOBAL

Petition Background (Preamble):

The Definition of Hacker

A hacker is not a mischievous person who "hacks" into computers, phones, and other electronic devices.

There is a community, a shared culture, of expert programmers and networking wizards that traces its history back through decades to the first time-sharing minicomputers and the earliest ARPAnet experiments. The members of this culture originated the term ‘hacker’. Hackers built the Internet. Hackers made the Unix operating system what it is today. Hackers run USENET. Hackers make the World Wide Web work. If you are part of this culture, if you have contributed to it and other people in it know who you are and call you a hacker, you are a hacker.

The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture. There are people who apply the hacker attitude to other things, like electronics or music — actually, you can find it at the highest levels of any science or art. Software hackers recognize these kindred spirits elsewhere and may call them ‘hackers’ too — and some claim that the hacker nature is really independent of the particular medium the hacker works in. But in the rest of this document we will focus on the skills and attitudes of software hackers, and the traditions of the shared culture that originated the term ‘hacker’.

There is another group of people who loudly call themselves hackers, but aren't. These are people who get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system. Real hackers call these people ‘crackers’ and want nothing to do with them. Real hackers mostly think crackers are lazy, irresponsible, and not very bright, and object that being able to break security doesn't make you a hacker any more than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer. Unfortunately, many journalists and writers have been fooled into using the word ‘hacker’ to describe crackers; this irritates real hackers no end. The basic difference is this: hackers build things, crackers break them.

Spread the word about this. Hackers are not people here that are here to destroy computers. Our intent is not to cause destruction. That is the definition of a hacker.

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Petition:

As Think By Most Of People , Hacker Are Mischievous People That Steal Information , "hack" into any Sort of Electronics Devices

But They Are Not.

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