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Linux Journal: Beyond Horse Races and Boxing Matches

May 07, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Democracy basically is about two things, elections and governance. One is seasonal, the other continuous. And nothing sucks up more attention in a democracy than our quadrennial presidential election seasons here in the US. The playoff nature of presidential primaries turns politics into a sports event, with metaphors adjusted to the populations involved.

"But something else was happening while we all watched the sports pages: open source was making headway in government. That's what I learned from Tom Adelstein, the veteran Texas activist who has written extensively on open source in government for Linux Journal..."

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