One of the blogs that I read is “Right Wing Techie,” from the CEO of Stardock. I didn’t really expect to have much in common, except that he and I are both software entrepreneurs.
Over time, I noticed that our views were remarkably similar. We are both socially on the left and fiscally on the right, a view commonly described as libertarian, despite the fact that we may not actually identify with the Libertarian Party.
I wonder if the software community is more homogeneous than it appears. Although the software industry tends to split evenly into the Republican and Democratic camps, this is only because the common values and interests of the industry are not espoused entirely by either group.