Friday, May 8, 2009

Electronic voting - Free software and transparency are not enough - The H Open Source: News and Features

Electronic voting - Free software and transparency are not enough - The H Open Source: News and Features:

"Many advocates for the application of computer technology to the vote have come to the conclusion that free and open source software offers a cure for these kinds of problems, because the simple expedient of making the code visible enables scrutiny and transparency, and facilitates the exposure and removal of bugs.

There are free and open source voting systems that present a viable alternative to the proprietary model. VoteBox is under development at Rice University, and the Open Voting Consortium demonstrated their model at LinuxWorld last year. "

[This article goes on to argue that Open Software is not enough to ensure the integrity of the electronic vote.]

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