Make Los Angeles Safer: Use Open Source

Chris Steins's picture
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Thanks to Larry Segal (former editor of The Planning Report, now at KBHome) for pointing me at an interesting observation from LA Observed about open source:

Eric Garcetti: The blogging councilman and colleagues Wendy Greuel and Jack Weiss offered a motion to push the city toward using more open source computer programs and re-routing the money saved on software to hiring more cops.


I've heard of recommending open source to save money and to enhance security -- but it's usually in the context of software security -- not personal security. I can see the slogans already: "Make Los Angeles Safer: Use Open Source."
Chris Steins is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.

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