"Not surprisingly, Microsoft came out against the bill
and it was eventually struck down in committee. CollabNet Community
Manager and longtime FOSS supporter John Mark Walker was angry.
Realizing that the open source community had no voice during the
hearings and no way to fight back against the opposition's
lobbyists, Walker decided to mobilize support from within the ranks
of the FOSS community and let them do what they do best —
rally behind a cause and prove once again that there's strength in
numbers. So he founded GeekPAC."