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  1. [News] New US President Friendly to Free Software

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    Alex Castellanos: Obama the Open Source president

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    | CNN analyst Alex Castellanos — one of the Republican pundits on a rather
    | large team of political experts on hand on Election Day — made both a very
    | interesting and poignant point about the incoming presidency and the
    | possibility of its “open source” nature.
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    http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordp...rce-president/

    How Web 2.0 helped Obama win

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    | It became something of a running joke that McCain talked about the need
    | for ‘net neutrality’ yet wasn’t someone who even used email himself. His lack
    | of technology prowess was lampooned in the press, and at the tech-savvy
    | Personal Democracy Forum conference in June, Mark Soohoo, McCain's deputy
    | e-campaign director, drew laughter when he said, "You don't necessarily have
    | to use a computer to understand how it shapes the country ... John McCain is
    | aware of the Internet."
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    http://www.businessreviewonline.com/...b_20_help.html

    Will Obama be an open source president?

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    | Last night during CNN's election coverage, after it was clear that Obama
    | would become the country's 44th president, pundit Alex Castellanos wondered
    | aloud whether the government under Barack Obama would take on some of the
    | grass roots flavor that marked the President-Elect's campaign.
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    http://www.examiner.com/x-529-SF-Tec...urce-president


    Recent:

    Obama Ubuntu

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    | People from the Obama campaign have said that they use Ubuntu 8.04. It seems
    | to be used nationally.
    |
    | Does anyone know any more about the use of Ubuntu by the Obama campaign and
    | can provide us with more details?
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    http://boredandblogging.com/2008/10/21/obama-ubuntu/


    Related:

    Obama Campaign Hopes for Better Web Security

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    | The requirements are pretty much what you'd read in any e-commerce security
    | help-wanted ad: VPN (virtual private network) and Unix or Linux experience,
    | along with a "deep understanding" of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl)
    | development. And of course, the successful candidate must be willing
    | to "respond off-hours to high urgency security situations."
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    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._security.html


    Obama Voices Support for ODF

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    | OpenDocument Format supporters are welcoming presidential hopeful Sen. Barack
    | Obama's promise to put government data online in universally accessible
    | formats should he be elected.ODF a National Standard in Korea
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  2. Re: [News] New US President Friendly to Free Software

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz had the audacity to say that:

    >
    > Alex Castellanos: Obama the Open Source president
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| CNN analyst Alex Castellanos — one of the Republican pundits on a rather
    >| large team of political experts on hand on Election Day — made both a very
    >| interesting and poignant point about the incoming presidency and the
    >| possibility of its “open source” nature.
    > `----
    >
    > http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordp...rce-president/
    >
    > How Web 2.0 helped Obama win
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| It became something of a running joke that McCain talked about the need
    >| for ‘net neutrality’ yet wasn’t someone who even used email himself. His lack
    >| of technology prowess was lampooned in the press, and at the tech-savvy
    >| Personal Democracy Forum conference in June, Mark Soohoo, McCain's deputy
    >| e-campaign director, drew laughter when he said, "You don't necessarily have
    >| to use a computer to understand how it shapes the country ... John McCain is
    >| aware of the Internet."
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.businessreviewonline.com/...b_20_help.html
    >
    > Will Obama be an open source president?


    Well, for certain if members of his party get their wish, and pass 'The
    Fairness Doctrine,' the radio waves won't be 'open' as the government will
    squelch whatever speech they determine is necessary to achieve 'fairness,'
    whatever that is.

    True, Obama has not voiced support of a bill like this, but will he be able
    to stand up to the ideologues of his party who support it? Time will
    tell.

    *R* *H*
    --
    "His one secret thought, became like a chain, binding down his spirit, and,
    like a serpent, gnawing into his heart; and he was transformed into a sad
    and downcast, yet irritable man."

    Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Roger Malvin's Burial"

  3. Re: [News] New US President Friendly to Free Software

    After takin' a swig o' grog, Rockinghorse Winner belched out
    this bit o' wisdom:

    > In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz had the audacity to say that:
    >
    >> Alex Castellanos: Obama the Open Source president
    >>
    >> http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordp...rce-president/
    >>
    >> Will Obama be an open source president?

    >
    > Well, for certain if members of his party get their wish, and pass 'The
    > Fairness Doctrine,' the radio waves won't be 'open' as the government will
    > squelch whatever speech they determine is necessary to achieve 'fairness,'
    > whatever that is.
    >
    > True, Obama has not voiced support of a bill like this, but will he be able
    > to stand up to the ideologues of his party who support it? Time will
    > tell.


    Never forget that the guy who proposed "the Fritz chip" was a Democrat.

    --
    It is Fortune, not Wisdom, that rules man's life.

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