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Upside: The Conscientious Objector [Bruce Perens]

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

"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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