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Tux for president

http://www.tuxparty.com

The election season is upon us once again. The rabble have largely dropped out of the race and we’re left with just a few candidates. So who am I? I’m Tux. And I’m throwing my hat into the ring. I might as well, I can’t keep the thing on my silly head.

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Created by komrad 6 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 27 weeks ago
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Free Culture Elections

http://mako.cc

"Recently, Students for Free Culture -- a non-profit organization dear to my heart -- elected its new board. Several months ago, the group voted to hold its elections using the same preferential election method system that Debian uses. To help make their election easier I agreed to support them with a new set of features in Selectricity aimed at more structured organizational decision-making. Currently Selectricity is more geared toward more informal QuickVotes. From a democratic and voting technology perspective, the election was a huge success..."

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Brazil: "The Electronic Voting Machine Will Be Linux-Powered"

http://marketmachines.newsvine.com

According to major newspapers, starting with the municipal elections of 2008, Brazil’s e-voting machines will use the Linux operating system, to be developed by the technical team of the federal elections tribunal the TSE. According to the TSE’s IT division, the advantages of using Linux in the electronic voting machine are standardization, since it is possible to use this OS in all models of the device, as well as transparency, since this is an open mcchanism in which all the source code is available to the public and can be freely audited. Another advantage is zero cost, because no license fees must be paid.

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Obama Voices Support for ODF

http://www.eweek.com

The senator promises to put government data online in universally accessible formats if elected.

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Open Formats Enter the Presidential Debate

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Those of us who live in America are currently in the midst of that most protracted, expensive and (often) tedious of all democratic processes: the quadrennial quest to find, and perhaps even elect, the most able leader to guide the nation into the future. Part and parcel to that spectacle is a seemingly endless torrent of printed words and video.

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The Future of Elections: Open Source Voting

http://www.osweekly.com

"I do not honestly care which OS each of you choose to run. For some of you, it will be Windows, others OS X. And for a growing number of the remaining minority, your OS of choice will be one of the Linux flavors available today."

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