Re: [OVC-discuss] Document on Holt bill (was Re: I need your help today-- oppose Holt bill as introduced)

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 26 2009 - 11:58:40 CDT

> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Created. I'm going through the bill now, pulling out passages where I
>> see issues.
>
> First pass finished. I gave Alan administrative privileges. How shall
> we divvy up further work?
>
Here's what I'd like to do: Let's use google docs to work on our version of
the bill. If you are interested in helping, just ask me or Ed for an
invitation.

Mostly, it will be the Holt bill with a bunch of stuff deleted. However,
there will also be some changes. For example, the bill says $5 million for
R&D on accessible technology. This technology will become "non proprietary"
for use by anyone including vendors. We want to specify that the licensing
will be GPL, not BSD-style. So, vendors can use it but, it they do, the
resulting product must also be open. As it stands, they could incorporate
it into their proprietary product.

Once we have a version of the bill we like, we will distribute it and say,
"here, pass this one."

Alan D.

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