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Alex Castellanos: Obama the Open Source president

November 5, 2008

CNN analyst Alex Castellanos — one of the Republican pundits on a rather large team of political experts on hand on Election Day — made both a very interesting and poignant point about the incoming presidency and the possibility of its “open source” nature.

I was working at the Sentinel on the news desk racing to get local election stories on the page when I just about fell out of my chair at what you’ll see and hear around 0:37 when Castellanos mentioned “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” and follows up with making a very good case for a changing paradigm that we already know and adhere to.

An open source future for America — is that what Castellanos is saying here? Decide for yourself.

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  1. alex castellanos
    November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    larry, that’s exactly what i’m saying.

    thanks for noticing.


  2. November 6, 2008 at 4:43 am

    I was standing in line in a bank in Kenya when I saw that clip on CNN. I thought Alex made the point so elegantly that anyone would be able to understand it. I certainly make an effort to talk about open source ideals whenever I get a chance to here in Kenya (and I teach IT!), but I’m not sure anyone ever understands me.

    Well done, dude. Bonus points for being on national/international TV. 🙂

  3. Danny
    November 6, 2008 at 6:32 am

    If you are still monitoring this blog, please clarify. Obama has never made any references to Open Source, correct? This is simply your analogy of his campaign and what you think he will do as President?

    If you ever get a chance to speak with him, please bring up open source. Thanks


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