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CNET News: Free-software Gadfly Takes on Net Group

Nov 26, 2002, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em--in large numbers.

"That's the logic behind free-software advocate Bruce Perens' idea to pack the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a key Internet standard body, with like-minded members in advance of the group's spring meeting in San Francisco.

"'The nice thing is that the IETF is an open-enrollment organization,' said Perens, a Linux developer who co-founded the Open Source Initiative, founded a group called Software in the Public Interest and helped develop the Debian version of Linux..."

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