Three major Dean Internet Initiatives Announced
Amidst all the hoopla about the final drive to $15 million this quarter, the Dean campaign has publicly released three major initiatives related to the Internet.
To quote DFA:
The Net Advisory Net, or NAN, is a collection of advisors working with one other to frame Internet Policy issues for Governor Dean and his staff, and recommend approaches towards technology issues for a Dean Administration.
This will not be just a group of Dean supporters as the governor is interested in hearing from a diverse opinion base on net related issues.
This is a statement of principles about the future of the Internet. (e.g., Principle #1 No one owns the Internet). Some really good stuff here.
An open-source (GNU licensed) kit for developing web communities. I haven't examined it, but I think this might be the software that the campaign uses to manage their own web sites. This is, as far as I know, the first time any political campaign has released open-source software.