Voting and Free Software

Richard Stallman rms at
Fri Nov 8 02:33:55 UTC 2019

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  > > We used to have a GNU package, GNU FREE, for holding elections.
  > > We decided, the developer and I, to withdraw it because software
  > > should not be used for that purpose.

  > As I did see no mention of it on your page, did you consider the
  > Debian voting process?

I should explain that I have been talking about government elections
for public office and referenda.  Everything I have said here about 
voting applies  to those elections.

I don't know how Debian handles elections, but 
voting in a private organization is a different issue
from public elections.

Dr Richard Stallman
Founder, Free Software Foundation (,
Internet Hall-of-Famer (

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