Response from Neil Adair

Neil Adair has responsed to my letter. Reprinted with his permission.

Thanks for the questions. I have previously replied to the CIPPIC

Copyright and patent law has got way out of hand and now actively
stifles innovation. That was not its' purpose when first instituted,
quite the opposite.

Although it is not in our 2006 platform we do have a policy to institute
open source software and open standards in government should we be elected.
I use Linux myself and all the GPC websites are on LAMP. It's an area
where it's easy to practice what we preach.