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NewsForge: Second Oregon Open Source Bill: A Report

Aug 22, 2003, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Barber)


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Today was a big day in Oregon. President Bush flew in to promote his Healthy Forests Initiative, and had to make a detour because of a forest fire. And the state Senate Rules Committee held a hearing for the second Oregon Open Source bill, SB 941...

"Today's Open Source hearing was shorter and more to the point than the first hearing in a House committee meeting a few months ago. This time around, we knew what the opposition was going to say (in Oregon, the opponents always get the last word) so we were ready for them. Only one lobbyist showed up to oppose the bill: Jim Craven of the American Electronics Association, the same lobbyist who killed the first Open Source bill after his lobby made approximately $400,000 in campaign donations to members of the legislature's majority party..."

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