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NewsForge: CapitolAdvantage Finds Linux Advantage

Oct 12, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"CapitolAdvantage.com started out as a paper directory of members of Congress that founder Bob Hansan sold to corporations in the Washington, DC, area in the late '80s. When the Internet boomed in 1996, Hansan moved everything online and conducted a quiet revolution that has permanently changed the way constituents communicate with their congressmen and senators. Today, the entire operation runs on Red Hat Linux.

"Since its Internet launch, CapitolAdvantage has become the nation's largest publisher of Congressional directories, while at the same time launching congress.org, a public service site designed to provide information about elected officials and allow visitors to register to vote online, track their Congressman's voting habits, and receive email alerts about important issues..."

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