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The Oregonian: Speaker Did Not 'Bow' to Lobbyists

May 07, 2003, 23:30 (23 Talkback[s])
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"In his May 2 opinion piece, Ken Barber accused me of killing legislation regarding open-source software (House Bill 2892) "after powerful out-of-state corporate interests showed up at the Oregon Capitol, seeking to make the bill go away."

"This is not true. I won't stoop to Barber's level and question his motives, but let me make it clear that this bill died for a simple reason: It is a solution in search of a problem..."

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