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Plugh writes "In a victory for transparency & openness in government, and saving tax dollars, New Hampshire has passed HB418. State agencies are now required by law to consider open source software when acquiring software, and to promote the use of open data formats." Link to Original Source top
Plugh (27537) writes "Disclosure: I think "birthers" are kooks. But then I saw this video, and now I'm a tad alarmed. What's up with the layers? Is this reproducible with an Adobe OCR scan of other similar documents? I trust the slashdot community to analyze what's up with the PDF to a level of detail other news sources won't cover. Please, slashdotters, your insight and tech analysis here is much appreciated!" Link to Original Source top
Plugh (27537) writes "The Free State Project was created to move 20,000 small-government activists to New Hampshire (here's the Slashdot story from 2002).
IT people, with our ability to work anywhere, were some of the first to move. Now, with over a dozen Free Staters elected to the NH legislature, these geeks are starting to affect government data-sharing policy." Link to Original Source top
Plugh (27537) writes "I found the Free State Project on a Slashdot story back in 2003. Now, seven years later, I've pulled up stakes and moved to New Hampshire, along with nearly 800 other libertarian types. We've had "our people" elected to the state legislature, killed bad bills, passed good bills, told the Federal government to go blow itself, done civil disobedience, and generally had a great old time.
As of today, the Project crossed the 10,000 mark. My prediction? This is gonna get interesting....
Thank you Slashdot for the story that radically changed my life!" Link to Original Source top
Plugh writes "An employee at the U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council has been sending spam from his work computer, for fun and profit. When he spammed the owner of the watchdog website Homeland Stupidity, he spammed the wrong guy!" Link to Original Source top
Plugh writes "I first heard about the Free State Project from a Shasldot story back in 2002. About a year later I drank the kool-aid and moved to New Hampshire, where a lot of us Free-Staters spend a lot of money, time, and effort campaigning for Ron Paul here in the state with that critical first-in-the-nation primary.
As such, it was extremely fulfilling to see Dr. Paul give a hearty endorsement to the project!
Thanks, Ron!" Link to Original Source