"As November's national election looms in the United States,
voters can expect increasing coverage of the hot-button issues
through the mainstream media and campaign ads. On issues important
to the open source and free software communities, however,
information is harder to come by. Today we take a look at what the
Democratic and Republican candidates say about questions close to
the FOSS voter.
"Both Barack Obama and John McCain have position papers on their
campaign Web sites that deal with technology and other issues. In
addition, both national parties have their official platforms
available for download in PDF format. All of the information below
comes directly from these documents.
"For the most part, you can find the candidates' stances on
technology issues on self-contained 'Technology' pages, which cover
far more topics than software and networking. I recommend that you
read them in detail, but also that you check out their other
position papers, since so many technology issues overlap with other
areas of public policy.