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.