Big, Big Week

It's showtime!

For the past several weeks I've been acting as an unpaid, volunteer lobbyist for EFF-Austin, slogging through a couple of bills currently before the Texas legislature. The session ends in two weeks, so everything is now coming to a head.

I've been working on two bills, one on open source software and another on spam. In both cases, we're fighting some powerful interests who don't see things our way, like Microsoft. That, naturally, makes us the underdog. We are, however, doing what we have to do and our cases are strong.

It's been quite an experience, getting in there and watch them make the sausage. I've invested a tremendous amount of time, energy and sweat--and pissed off several clients in the process. Here's hoping it all comes to some good.