I remember when UPL started. The whole "PLA rip-off" angle was incredibly obvious, deliberate and tongue-in-cheek.
I also remember linear incredulous about being attacked about it when chatting with him on the corresponding irc channel on 2600.net.
United Phone Losers put out a good zine, informative and funny, true to the PLA spirit.
linear is respectful of women in and around "teh scene"
which is very uncharacteristic. (Even if it is because he is a dirty hippie, I still respect it.
WE <3 YOU lINEAR!