"I had a cathartic experience last week courtesy of Lawrence
Lessig, legendary open source champion and Harvard law professor.
Though the choice of Lessig as keynote speaker at Storage
Networking World in Orlando was odd -- he wasn't going to be
talking about storage, after all -- he delivered an electrifying
speech on broadband, Net neutrality, God, the universe, and
everything. Suffice it to say, I was fired up.
"After the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision
last week to overturn the FCC's authority to enforce Net
neutrality, I was peppered with requests for a response, probably
because I've taken a hard line defending Net neutrality before. I
should have had something to say, but a thousand obligatory words
decrying the court's decision seemed pointless. I figured a
response would come to me eventually, and it did -- about 60
seconds into Lessig's talk."