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mwvlug.org: HB 2892: A Bill That Just Won't Go Away

Apr 22, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cooper Stevenson)

[ Thanks to Cooper Stevenson for this link. ]

"Friends,

"Never have I been so proud to be a member of the Open Source community. By your own initiative, you have written, called, and met with your Representatives regarding HB 2892. During this crucial phase, I ask you to continue to push for this bill; I cannot stress enough how critical this is; a strong showing of public support will make the difference, guaranteed.

"As many of you know, much activity has surrounded HB 2892 in the past few days. Last Friday, the Oregonian ran a front-page article in the Business section with the headline, 'Stiff opposition derails open-source measure.' Industry group lobbyists from Microsoft, the American Electronic Association, and others have worked hard to 'make this Bill go away.'

"Guess what? Thanks to all of you who have written and called, this bill has not gone away. I thank each of you who have taken the time to write or call your Representative or Senator in support of HB 2892..."

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