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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