Re: ITAA fires back at e-voting critics, accusing researchers of pushing an open-source agenda

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Tue Jul 20 2004 - 01:52:19 CDT

On Monday 19 July 2004 03:34 pm, charlie strauss wrote:
> I love the phrasing of it. "pushing an open source agenda".
> It reminds me when Ronald Reagan demonized the "L" word. You
> end up in straddle having to say, "no were not pushing an open
> source agenda, but it does make sense for public voting, and
> by the way there's nothing wrong with open source. Some of my
> best freinds use open source."
> Dont play that game! I say turn it around immediately and
> only refer to the issue as "vendors pushing a secret source
> agenda to assure vendor lock-in", and let them struggle out of
> the bag.

I doubt that we can use this, but note that the phrase, "The
secret be in the sauce" occured in Fried Green Tomatoes as part
of the cover-up (sic) of a murder.

Edward Cherlin
Generalist & activist--Linux, languages, literacy and more
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--Alice in Wonderland
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