Over on citycampral.org, I recently added a post asking to support Raleigh’s Open Source Directive. Here is the letter I sent to City Council today. By posting it here, I’ve essentially open sourced it. Feel free to cut/paste, re-use, re-purpose, or whatever. (Don’t forget to add your name.)
Subject: Please support the proposed open source resolution
Vote yes tomorrow for the resolution which supports the use of open source technology and provides direction to have a more open government in Raleigh. The option of choosing open source allows for lower implementation costs, better access to public data, more collaboration between city staff, citizens, and developers.
Without *real* open data, events like CityCamp Raleigh (http://citycampral.org/) that happened this past weekend would not be possible and would not have had attracted over 220 people.
Please vote yes for open source options.