Thanks to Larry Segal (former editor of <a href="http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/">The Planning Report</a>, now at <a href="http://www.kbhome.com/">KBHome</a>) for pointing me at an interesting <a href="http://www.laobserved.com/archive/003035.html">observation</a> from <a href="http://www.laobserved.com/">LA Observed</a> about open source:<br /> <br /> <blockquote><a href="http://www.lacity.org/council/cd13/c13nps1a.htm">Eric Garcetti</a>: 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.
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."
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