Re: A small measure of strong support for Open Source Elex Software

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 10:57:37 CDT

I will hold off on putting out the call for developers (in the manner
that OVC's appearent rival, Blue Screen Democracy did a few weeks ago)
until the conversation advances a bit further, but I have zero doubt
that we could easily assemble an extremely talented development team in
short order. The election thiefs are in serious trouble since the
economy in Silicon Valley has really not recovered and there are just
WAY TOO MANY OUT OF WORK SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS here who want to save
American democracy.

JamBoi

--- Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
> 1. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
>
> 2. Interest does not equal sustained effort.
>
> Those being said, it makes sense to marshall the potential volunteer
> effort to see what can be developed.
>
> I, for one, would welcome your efforts in doing that. However, there
>
> is a lot of work that needs to happen to get there, including writing
>
> full formal specs, etc.
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
> At 1:19 AM -0700 4/28/05, JamBoi wrote:
> >Okay, in addition to the fact that 11-2 CHANGED EVERYTHING! if you
> just
> >go out and google around you'll see there's a big head of steam for
> >Open Source Election Software. So don't tell me we can't find
> anyone
> >to participate...
> >
> >Check out this Slashdot article from Oct. '04 re: NYT Endorses Open
> >Source Software Election Software (and read the voluminous
> comments):
> >http://politics.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/24/1922201
> >
> >Now here's some tidbits from Googling:
> >
> >Here's a competing group here in the U.S. "Blue Screen Democracy"
> >calling for Open Source developers to help write Elex software, Mar
> 18
> >of this year!:
> >http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/3/16/144321/983
> >
> >And another called ChoicePlus:
> >http://www.fairvote.org/choiceplus/
> >
> >A call for it from LinuxInsider:
> >http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/37753.html
> >
> >A blog in favor:
> >http://www.collisiondetection.net/mt/archives/000568.html
> >
> >Australia has Open Source Elex Software (in C on Linux) since 2001:
> >http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?OpenSourceVotingSoftware
> >
> >The Dutch went Open Source (GPL) in '04:
> >http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/23/open_source_voting_software/
> >http://europa.eu.int/idabc/en/document/2652/341
> >
> >A German system:
>
>http://www.innoq.com/blog/st/2003/11/open_source_voting_software.html
> >
> >For LOTS more go here:
> >http://tinyurl.com/djfna
> >
> >
> >
> >JamBoi
> >
> >"Live humbly, laugh often and love unconditionally" (anon)
> >http://dailyJam.blogspot.com
> >
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