The War Over Obama’s Election Tech

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) wants to keep the technology behind Obama’s impressive web presence a secret. 

Obama’s website is a beautiful fundraising machine that is being credited for much of his success during the last election. The social media laden site has given him a reputation of being America’s first truly social president. 

For both ethical and developmental reasons the team of tech superstars that built and managed the site are calling for the programming, which was developed off of pre-existing open source software, to be made public.

Should other people be able to build off of the technology that helped Obama get elected or should it be kept under wraps?

[Image by Wikimedia user TonyTheTiger][Posted by M. Cecelia Bittner]

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