"This march, one of a few scheduled across the globe on that
day, is actually a symptom of a much larger effort taking shape in
the open-source world today: political activism.
"You don't need a Harvard Ph.D. to realize that techies are
rarely natural politicians. They didn't come into monikers such as
'geek' and 'nerd' by being the most popular people in the class.
And many are far more comfortable writing code than writing their
"Why, then, would these folks take to the streets against their
most basic nature? Because they perceive they have little
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