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NewsForge: Linux Veteran Looks for Ways to Introduce Linux to Congress

Nov 25, 2002, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"A retired math professor and veteran Linux user is looking for help from the community to educate the U.S. Congress about Linux and win some converts on Capitol Hill.

"Alan McConnell, from Washington D.C. suburb Silver Spring, Maryland, has set up the Linux public education email list... with the hopes of generating constituent pressure on members of Congress to add Linux to the mix of desktop and server OSes on the Hill.

"McConnell wrote to D.C. area LUGs last week, asking for help. "My first goal: to get one or more Representatives to put pressure on the House Information Services to port their server [software] to Linux, those enabling Representatives, or members of their staffs, to install Linux on machines in their offices, and use Linux to connect to the central House servers," he wrote..."

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