Monday, September 21, 2009

Open Source Digital Voting Foundation - Community - ComputerworldUK

Open Source Digital Voting Foundation - Community - ComputerworldUK:

"One of the signal failures of digital technology in recent years has been e-voting. Practically every high-profile attempt to switch from quaint analogue technologies to swish new digital ones has proved a complete and utter disaster. But taking a closer look at these failures it becomes evident that the problem is not so much e-voting itself, as the toxic combination of e-voting with black-box software.

The problem is quite simple. If you can't see what the software is doing by looking at the code, you can't possible trust it. And e-voting without trust is about as useful as the proverbial chocolate teapot. "

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