My hats off to students from the University of the Philippines for developing an open source-based student election system and winning in an international competition. Excerpt from INQUIRER.net.
The University of the Philippines Linux Users’ Group (UnPLUG), which developed the “Halalan Open Source Voting System,” was named one of the winners in the Software Freedom Day 2006 competition.
Halalan won in the “Best plans for FOSS (free and open source software) deployment project on new server for community benefit” category. UnPLUG shared the spotlight with Ceres, a Disaster Prevention and Rapid Response Network system from Peru’s Team Cultura Libre.