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[News] Details About GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) in National Elections

  • Subject: [News] Details About GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) in National Elections
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 16:37:51 +0100
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Linux Under The Spotlight As We Prepare For A Chaos Bound National Elections

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| The photo caption reads: "A Smartmatic worker 
| inserts one of 76,000 CF cards recalled for 
| glitches and formatted in its warehouse in 
| Laguna." He is clearly using Ubuntu Linux so I 
| wondered if the system used by Smartmatic Inc. 
| is entirely based on Linux and other Free and 
| Open Source software.
| I once wished for an Open Source and Linux-
| based automated voting system in order to help 
| minimize election fraud, but since our corrupt 
| politicians will do whatever they can to cheat 
| and win, I'm losing hope. Before I'll go, I 
| would like to quote this comment from our 
| reader:
| "All electronic systems do is add another 
| layer of potential fraud, which is harder to 
| spot than before. Also it's far harder to 
| identify who has committed the fraud than when 
| paper votes are used. What's the point? Linux 
| would do best to stay well clear - why get 
| tarred with that brush eh?"



Philippines 2010 Elections and Ubuntu

,----[ Quote ]
| The Philippines 2010 Election will be using an
| electronic counting machine for the first time.
| The Linux-powered machines were provided by
| Smartmatic and the ROMs are managed by (and
| supposedly programmed in) Ubuntu.

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