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The brazilian Election Supreme Court officialy announced at April 4th 2008, that the 2008 elections at Brazil will use GNU / Linux electronic voting machines with software digital authentication.

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motters

6 years 23 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago

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Free software is democratic

Another nail in the coffin for Steve Ballmer's idea of open source as a form of communism.

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Balzac

6 years 23 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago

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Free Software does have a democratizing effect.

Democracy and Communism are not mutually exclusive. The idea that communism is the opposite of democracy is the result of a lot of propaganda which seeks to convince us that un-regulated Capitalism is the only economic policy a true Democracy can ever have.

Democracy and totalitarianism are mutually exclusive, so totalitarian communism is un-Democratic.

On the other hand, Democratic Socialism is a democratic victory for a set of economic policies - socialism.