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LinuxInsider: Tort Reform: A Bandwagon for Open Source

Nov 18, 2004, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"President Bush has made it clear that tort reform, narrowly construed in terms of medical liability reform, is on the short-term agenda. In theory, that should be easily done and very positive in its effects, but of course, reality is never as simple as theory, and there are some real risks to open source here.

"In theory the part about it being easy to get done is pretty clear: he has a mandate to act, his party has clear majorities in both houses, and medical claims litigators like John Edwards aren't exactly popular anywhere. On 'The West Wing' they'd have a PR secretary handle the whole thing and be done before the first commercials..."

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