Tom Adelstein, longtime Linux advocate and consultant has spent the last year working closely with state, local, and federal government open source
software initiatives. Tom launched Government Forge, a Web site devoted to state and local governments interested in Linux and open source which is
newly part of the Open Source Software Institute. In November 2002, Tom initiated the legislation for Open Source Software in Texas which resulted in
Senate Bill 1579 filed by State Senator John Carona.
September 25, 2003