[linux-elitists] Linux fan to run against Arnie in California election
Fri Sep 5 12:36:01 PDT 2003
While i know not everyone on this list lives in California i do know alot of us
do so this is somewhat relevent to those of us who do.
from that page.
An unlikely contender in the bizarre race for governor of California that has
seen Arnold Schwarzenegger, bankrupt child actor Gary Coleman and porn publisher
Larry Flynt throw their hats into the ring is a young female software engineer
promoting the use of open source.
Georgy Russell, is a very un-geeky 26-year-old who works for Veritas and
graduated from Berkley with a computer science degree. A Democrat, she has
launched a campaign promising the legalisation of drugs, gay marriages and a
universal health care system.
One of her heroes is the father of open source, Linus Torvalds, who was himself
the subject of a hoax story last week that had him running in the race for
Governor and another prong of Russell's election campaign is promoting the wider
use of open source software.
Russell's campaign website outlines her election platform, has a link to her
weblog, and even contains an online merchandise area selling 'Georgy for
Governor 2003' thongs.
In her speeches she targets the disaffected and apathetic young generation,
advocating the use of the internet and technology to make a difference.
"While the majority of dot-coms are dead, the internet still thrives. Our
generation - the internet generation if you will, can approach problem solving
in the government with new ideas and a focus on innovation that older
generations can't. We understand the flow of information online, and we are not
afraid of trying something new," she said in one of the speeches published on
Voting in the election to replace current incumbent Gray Davis takes place on 7
link to her website.
The site georgyforgov.com is running Apache on Linux.
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