First, some sad news. Arthur C. Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. He wrote such classic books as "Rendezvous with Rama" and the space elevator inspiring "Fountains of Paradise". The article about him is located here .
In other news, Bruce Perens from the Technocrat site, has asked his readers to sign a petition so that he can become a member of the OSI board. I think he would be a great board member as he has already done lots for Open Source. For that reason, I am posting his request below and urge anybody reading this to go to http://techp.org/p/7 and sign. My name is already on the list if anybody want to search for it.
"The Open Source Initiative, the organization that certifies Open Source software licenses, is holding an executive board election soon. I am standing for election. The board is self-electing, and I'm told I don't have a chance unless I can show community support for my candidacy. Please visit http://techp.org/p/7, read the message, and sign. Also, please publicize that link where you can. Thanks!" - Bruce Perens