Re: draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Feb 03 2009 - 04:15:53 CST

At 6:04 PM -0800 1/28/09, Alan Dechert wrote:
>Thanks, Brian, for your vote of confidence and for all the work you
>have done, and are doing, for OVC.
>My preference is that, somehow, Secretary Bowen will start to work
>with the open source community to get this done. We'll need to see
>some evidence of that pretty soon. The Feb 20th meeting with LA
>would be a good opportunity to see if there is any willingness.
>If, in the next few weeks, there is no movement in her office on
>this issue, and a good number of people want me to run, then let's
>form an exploratory committee and see what we can do.

I would suggest approaching the Secretary of State's office and ask
how we can collaborate to create open source software in a manner
that does not cost the state funds and yet results in the creation of
a production quality system. Suggest that she appoint a task force
to study the issue.

Best regards,

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