Online Census Discriminates Against Open Source Users

Posted by dcparris on May 4, 2006 10:03 PM EDT
NewsForge; By Bruce Byfield
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In 2006, Canadians can fill out their census forms online for the first time -- but not if they use GNU/Linux, or are free software advocates who prefer not to install a proprietary version of Java. The situation raises questions of open access to government that are familiar to most of the free and open source software (FOSS) communities, all the more so because other government services are implementing systems with the same limitations.

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