Linux isn't the only platform this would-be senator is standing on
James Purser, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) supporter, committee member for Linux Australia, and ICT consultant, is running for the Senate in the next federal election as an independent for New South Wales. With limited resources, Purser's campaign is fueled by the power of Linux and the Internet, which he is using to build networks and communicate with the public. Purser spends most of his time promoting Open Source Software, but his senate campaign is bigger and broader than technology.
Although he will be pushing for use of open standards in government, and debating ISP level content filtering and broadband availability, he will also be making noises about water management, power generation and Indigenous affairs. Purser is definitely not short of issues to care about, and was happy to tell Computerworld all about it: