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Technocrat.net: the new adventure of Bruce Perens

Jul 26, 1999, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])


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by pheras@openresources.com (of OpenResources)

Bruce Perens (Debian, Open Source) has launched Technocrat.net, a WWW magazine devoted to technology policy. According to Perens, ``Politicians and their staff are writing the policy on issues like genetics, the internet, cryptography, and privacy, often without sufficient input from people who actually understand these topics. he media doesn't help: news gives us the background for determining policy, yet financial pressures force most news agencies to program at a low intellectual level to appeal to the most viewers or readers.''

The site has an interface that parallels the one of slashdot.org, although it uses a completely different software: squishdot. Squishdot is Open Source, and is based on Zope