I couldn't agree more,
"Sitting in the session about Drupal made me think about how crazy it is that we have hundreds of PBS and NPR stations all working on the same problems, and there is not enough sharing going on. Why should we all spend tens of thousands of hours working on the same issues separately?"
Via Ken Rickard http://www.palantir.net/blog/drupal-and-non-profits
Who is carrying that torch now? Or better yet, perhaps no one is carrying the torch since it is more of an organic discovery process going on.
If the Whitehouse understands how software can have mission impact, why do we have so much trouble in the social sector?