"A retired math professor and veteran Linux user is looking for
help from the community to educate the U.S. Congress about Linux
and win some converts on Capitol Hill.
"Alan McConnell, from Washington D.C. suburb Silver Spring,
Maryland, has set up the Linux public education email list... with
the hopes of generating constituent pressure on members of Congress
to add Linux to the mix of desktop and server OSes on the Hill.
"McConnell wrote to D.C. area LUGs last week, asking for help.
"My first goal: to get one or more Representatives to put pressure
on the House Information Services to port their server [software]
to Linux, those enabling Representatives, or members of their
staffs, to install Linux on machines in their offices, and use
Linux to connect to the central House servers," he wrote..."