Tuesday, September 30, 2003

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.

The Net Advisory Net (NAN)

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.

Principles for an Internet Policy

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.

Web Community Kit

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.

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