Obama for net-neutrality


Writes: Obama has shown a real commitment to open government. When putting together tech policy (to take an example close to home for xkcd) others might have gone to industry lobbyists. Obama went to Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons (under which xkcd is published) and longtime white knight in the struggle with a broken system over internet and copyright policy. Lessig was impressed by Obama\u2019s commitment to open systems \u2014 for example, his support of machine-readable government information standards that allow citizens\u2019 groups to monitor what our government is up to. Right now, the only group that can effectively police the government is the government itself, and as a result, it\u2019s corrupt to the core. Through these excellent and long-overdue measures, Obama is working to fight this corruption.