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Comment Re:The Limbaughs and O'Reillys of the world... (Score 1) 365

Sadly, I have to agree. Furthermore, I think that it would be very difficult to concoct a mechanism that dictates which FOSS project receives more money than another. Would it be need-based, or dependent upon the amount of capital that a project could inject into the economy?

It would become to politically charged and too biased before it got off the ground.

Comment A good idea, but... (Score 1) 365

This sounds awesome, but let's be realistic. How can we determine who gets funding? If the government treats the appropriation of funds for FOSS projects similarly to the bail-out of financial institutions, the only projects that would qualify are the ones that are ailing. At the risk of being a troll (albeit a realistic one), can you justify taxpayer dollars for projects like OpenOffice?

Clearly, the government cannot treat FOSS projects in the same as financial bailouts. Therefore, what system could be put in place that determines which projects receive stimulus funding?

The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison