CNET News: Linux Geeks Play Hollywood Politics
Apr 15, 2002, 14:30 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Spooked by Hollywood-backed legislation that seeks to regulate
technology, Linux geeks plan to launch a political-action committee
that fights back.
"Jeff Gerhardt, host of "The Linux Show," and Doc Searls, senior
editor of the Linux Journal, are forming a lobbying group
called GeekPAC that would try to convince lawmakers to consider
developers when they draft laws concerning technology.
"The goal is to ensure that legislative attempts to protect the
interests of companies such as Walt Disney and the Baby Bells don't
stifle technological development..."