Linux Journal: Cooking with Linux: When Democracy Becomes Crazy!
Jun 02, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Welcome, everyone to Chez Marcel, home of tasty Linux fare, the
world's finest wine cellar and, now, the home of electronic
democracy in action—Linux-style, of course. While my faithful
waiter is in the cellar getting your wine, let me tell you about
tonight's menu. Electronic democracy is arguably still in its
infancy, but it is making inroads nevertheless. With your Linux
system and an Apache Web server, you can launch your own experiment
with on-line polling and voting.
"Ah, François, you have returned. Please, pour for our
guests while I describe our first experiment in electronic
democracy and a question that is near and dear to your heart.
Democracy. Mes amis, you have seen Web sites with on-line
polls of various sorts, asking questions ranging from serious to
silly. With little effort, you can add a poll to your own Web site.
The first item on the menu is Michael and Erin Spiceland's My