NewsForge: A Decisive Victory for Open Source in the Political Arena
Dec 24, 2004, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hennessey)
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"In political campaigns, flexibility, speed, and cost really are
killer apps. Candidates are more interested in results than
process. Strangely enough, open source solutions really fit well
into this kind of environment.
"Bethlehem, N.Y., is a town with a population of 31,000 people.
Every two years, the town elects a town supervisor. I became one of
the campaign managers for the town supervisor campaign, and we put
together a strategy that would try to get our message out with the
lowest cost and highest flexibility. That's where open source came