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Wired.com: Mr. and Ms. Geek Go to Washington

Apr 20, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Boutin)

"Called GeekPAC, the fledgling organization already counts several high-profile hackers and writers among its numbers, including open-source evangelist Eric Raymond and technology business writer David 'Doc' Searls.

"GeekPAC was conceived by Searls and Jeff Gerhardt, the CEO of a Chicago-area ISP who also hosts The Linux Show webcast.

"In addition, the two announced plans to form another organization, the American Open Technology Consortium, or AOTC, which will issue advisory statements but not perform political lobbying. Among the first AOTC members was Paul Jones, the University of North Carolina professor best known for UNC's pioneering Sunsite information server project (later renamed Ibiblio)..."

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