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Upside: The Conscientious Objector [Bruce Perens]

Sep 08, 1999, 16:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

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"If you're looking for controversy in the world of open source software, look no further than Bruce Perens.

As the former head of the Debian Project and the former co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, Perens has cultivated a David Lee Roth-like image in recent years, forging a symbiotic relationship with news reporters through a steady stream of snappy quotes and an unrestrained willingess to depart projects in a well-publicized huff."

"Perens' latest project, however, seems like the perfect calling. Dubbed Technocrat.net, it is a Slashdot-style Web site dedicated to building stronger ties between the online hacker community and the inside-the-Beltway world of Washington, D.C. policy wonks."

"Recently, Open Season met with Bruce Perens to discuss the motives and messages behind Technocrat."

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