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International Herald Tribune/New York Times: Knowing Their Politics by Their Software

Jul 05, 2004, 16:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

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"In a campaign season of polarization, when Republicans and Democrats seem far apart on issues like Iraq, the economy and leadership style, it is perhaps not surprising that the parties find themselves on different sides in the politics of software as well.

"The Web sites of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and of the Democratic National Committee run mainly on the technology of the computing counterculture: open-source software that is distributed free, and improved and debugged by far-flung networks of programmers..."

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