"Thanks to a founding member of Free Geek Vancouver, the Green
Party of Canada has quietly become the first major political party
in Canada to make support for free and open source software (FOSS)
part of its election platform. Like officials in the Green Party of
England and Wales, deputy leader Adriane Carr sees the move as
compatible with basic Green ideas, but IT consultant Neil Adair
also points out the move serves the practical purpose of helping
the party match the technical resources of more established
"At the same time, the party has come out in favor of net
neutrality in its platform, although it is not specifically
mentioned in the official policy statement..."
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