About the Green Party...

Denver Gingerich denver at ossguy.com
Fri Oct 3 19:16:34 UTC 2008

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On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Evan Leibovitch  wrote:
> Right now
> the only _proven_ friend of open source in Parliament has been the
> NDP's Charlie Angus, but I don't know if his actions have been
> personal or driven by party direction.
> http://torrentfreak.com/canadian-mp-three-strikes-law-is-idiotic-080706/

Was that article meant to back up your point?  If so, it doesn't seem
to accomplish that.  The word "software" does not appear in that
article at all (nor does it appear in the linked press release [1]).
Angus talks about the DMCA and how a similar bill would hurt Canada,
but does not appear to be addressing free software at all.  Though he
indirectly helps the cause by speaking up against the "onerous
restrictions" of the DMCA, I haven't ever heard him say that he is
specifically thinking of free software.

It is nice to have people like Angus in Parliament for other reasons
(we have an ally in the fight against DMCA-like legislation), but we
need people who take a positive position on FOSS, not just people who
happen to help some FOSS causes because they're related to other
things they're doing.

I'm with Emma; please tell me where the NDP states their position on FOSS.


1. http://www.charlieangus.net/newsitem.php?id=324

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