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I'd just like to see the words "open" and "government" go together.
Oops. This wasn't meant to be a political discussion, was it?
It wasn't really intended to be a political discussion... but it's
pretty hard to deal with government without encountering the
politics. In some ways, the rocky road of open-source solutions is
a political discussion as well. Open Source typically has to
overcome obstacles of understanding, people who feel threatened by
the solution, people who have a genuine idealogical difference,
etc. There is also plenty of room for conspiracy theories, visions
of smoke-filled rooms and secret handshakes. :o) <div> </div>
Hopefully, though, the nature of openness in information and
technology will transcend political boundaries. <div> </div>