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InfoWorld: We, The Open People

Sep 21, 2002, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

"This march, one of a few scheduled across the globe on that day, is actually a symptom of a much larger effort taking shape in the open-source world today: political activism.

"You don't need a Harvard Ph.D. to realize that techies are rarely natural politicians. They didn't come into monikers such as 'geek' and 'nerd' by being the most popular people in the class. And many are far more comfortable writing code than writing their congressman.

"Why, then, would these folks take to the streets against their most basic nature? Because they perceive they have little choice..."

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