[pp.int.general] Peer-to-peer to support the French Pirate Party campaign

Antonio Garcia ningunotro at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 9 13:03:21 CEST 2012

There goes peer n° 2, and proud of it.

good luck you Pirates.

> Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:48:12 +0200
> From: maxime.rouquet at partipirate.org
> To: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Subject: [pp.int.general] Peer-to-peer to support the French Pirate Party	campaign
> Dear fellow pirates,
> The Pirate Party of France is asking for citizens to share the ballot
> papers of some of its candidates to the upcoming June 10th Parliament
> election.
> Please, relay our call and share our ballot papers, to show that
> peer-to-peer and sharing are great for good purposes !
> Regards,
> m
>  * Original communicate in French :
> http://legislatives.partipirate.org/2012/2012/06/06/p2p/
>  * Translation :
> Peer-to-peer to support the French Pirate Party campaign
> Many of the 101 candidates of the French Pirate Party are asking their
> electorate to print their voting ballots, after retrieving it from their
> campaign websites. But the success of the French Pirate Party caused
> repeatedly overloads on our server, which is vulnerable, as any
> centralized system. As a result, we will this week-end distribute all of
> the concerned voting ballots via peer-to-peer, and are asking to people
> who can, and are willing to, to share them.
> The French Pirate Party restricted resources prevent it from being able
> to support its candidates campaigns, among whose several have made the
> choice to lead a "zero Euro" campaign. Even if the scores will obviously
> be low, even a symbolic success remains entirely possible thanks to the
> French Pirate Party campaign on the Internet, which supplies a website
> referencing the candidates and making it possible for people to download
> their voting ballots in order to print them [1].
> But the past few weeks have proven that *the centralization of data was
> risky* : from the Alsace section's Twitter account being closed for a
> few hours due to a misunderstanding [2], to the French Pirate Party
> website who failed multiple times to support the visitors load
> (especially right after the broadcasting of our televised messages) [3].
> Even without thinking about an abusive procedure like the one our
> colleagues from the PiratenPartei suffered [4], great are *the risks
> that our electorate will not be able to access our server during this
> week-end*, and as a consequence will not be able to vote for us.
> As a result, the French Pirate Party puts today to good use the *best
> technology for massive, decentralized and censor-proof distribution,
> which is not subject to overloading issues in case of great popularity :
> the peer-to-peer. By sharing today our candidates voting ballots via
> BitTorrent, we ensure that every voter will be able to get his/her hands
> on a pirate voting ballot, and support his/her candidate, no matter what
> happens during the week-end : accidents or censoring attempts.
> This is also a good way to remind everybody that the technology should
> never be demonized as such, and that a lot of righteous and virtuous
> uses of peer-to-peer should inspire our politicians at least as much as
> its impact on the distribution of digital arts.
> Our team has gathered and checked voting ballots from every one of our
> candidates : we encourage people in our electorate who will be printing
> their ballots to check them on Saturday. The file to share via
> peer-to-peer is currently being released on every communication support
> that we have, and we encourage every one willing to protect the
> democratic speech to share it.
> The torrent file can be downloaded here :
> https://cap.partipirate.org/pubarch/2012-01-preparation_legislatives/bulletins/des_candidats/bulletins_de_vote_pirates.torrent
> The direct magnet link is :
> magnet:?xt=urn:btih:981c376dd0f103dd1d93bbe77546f89aafa224e6&dn=bulletins_diy_parti_pirate_legis2012.zip
> [1] http://legislatives.partipirate.org/2012/vos-candidats/
> [2] https://alsace.partipirate.org/spip.php?article54
> [3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBP16ep6cuI
> [4]
> http://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/plusieurs-serveurs-du-parti-pirate-allemand-saisis-sur-demande-de-la-france-39760991.htm
> [5] https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/P2P
> The Pirate Party of France, June the 8th, 2012
> Statement released under the conditions of the CC-BY license.
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