Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Geeky progressive bloggers! The EFC needs you!
As you can read in the comments section back here, the folks who originally set up Electronic Frontier Canada just don't have the time to keep it going, which is a shame given the increasing number of issues that fall in the intersection of politics, law, civil rights and new technology.
So perhaps there are some like-minded ProgBloggers who might want to step in and revive that site and its mandate, at least to the extent of contributing new material and keeping it up to date with the latest breaking developments (such as the thoroughly annoying Sony BMG "rootkit" issue. Bastards.)
As for volunteers, well, I'm looking at you, Scruffy Dan. This seems right up your alley, doesn't it? Any (other) takers?
P.S. See that? That's Canadian content for a change. So get off my back, OK? Just get off my back! :-)
JUST TO BE CLEAR: For the time being, I'm not suggesting people get involved to the extent of having elections, selling memberships and so on. For now, I just think it's important to start getting some new and relevant content up there.
I realize that some individual ProgBloggers follow issues like this on their own personal blogs, but I think it's important to have a central site for stuff like this.
And, note, there's nothing to stop conservative bloggers from getting involved here but it's important to recognize that the slant on that site is clearly in a progressive, consumer-oriented direction. So if you're very much pro-big-business, chances are you're not going to have a lot to contribute that fits the mandate of that site.