Technocrat.net: the new adventure of Bruce Perens

by [email protected] (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