I suppose this must be well known, but I only just learned that there’s a long-time free/open source software organizer in Canadian Parliament since last year, David Graham.
I’d love to [use open source in government] I would love to have if we put the money we’re putting into proprietary software across government into in-house development of open-source software you can imagine the technological powerhouse we’d become
[open source is] one of the many items of my priority list, it’s a fairly long list
I don’t know why technologists generally tend to avoid politics because if you’ve ever been on a Debian mailing list they can get quite political.
I don’t work for open-source I believe open source works for us and open source is a real viable technological solution for government and government everyone need to hear that message.
2016-03-10 recording of Graham quizzing a minister on IT topics.