[Politech] Report on open source and Darl McBride's visit to Harvard [ip]
From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Mon Feb 09 2004 - 21:19:29 PST 



From: Mary Bridges <mbridges@private>
To: "'declan@private'" <declan@private>
Subject: Darl McBride's visit to Harvard
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 09:36:50 -0500

Hi Declan,
I wrote a story for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society about the 
appearance of Darl McBride at Harvard Law School last week that Prof. 
Jonathan Zittrain suggested I send you: 

The piece - Questioning the Kernel - describes the dynamic between McBride 
and the audience, comprised mostly of open source diehards.  There were 
some great moments at the event: McBride entered the lecture hall with two 
security guards, while the "opposition" (two polite MIT students) 
distributed free software to the audience.  The question and answer session 
also became heated, as the computer scientists grew increasingly frustrated 
with McBride's evasive responses.  I hope you enjoy the write-up, and I'm 
always grateful for feedback!
Mary Bridges
Berkman Center for Internet and Society

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