Subject: Vice President Al Gore supports open source programming ...
From: Keith Bostic <bostic@abyssinian.sleepycat.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 15:31:13 -0400 (EDT)


GORE SITE SPAWNS HIGH-TECH DEBATE
Issue: Info Tech
Vice President Al Gore supports open source programming but his new Internet
site promoting his presidency goes in a different direction. The entire Gore
site is built using products from Microsoft, a company that refuses to share
its programming code so it can surprise consumers with its new developments.
The site invites computer programmers to share their ideas about how to
improve the Web site, "in the spirit of the open-source movement." "It's
like he's saying he's all for buying American cars and then driving around
in a Honda," said Jim Jagielski, a core developer of Web software.
[SOURCE: Washington Post (Online), AUTHOR: Martha Mendoza (Associated Press)]
(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WAPO/19990409/V000126-040999-idx.html)