NewsForge: CapitolAdvantage Finds Linux Advantage

“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