Re: OVC's free/open-source voting software

From: Jason White <jason_at_jasonjgw_dot_net>
Date: Wed Dec 10 2008 - 23:31:22 CST

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:23:36PM -0600, Douglas A. Whitfield wrote:
> I have a question in response. Are there similar organizations in other
> parts of the world?

There may be, but a quick Web search didn't reveal any.

Some of the software used here in Australia used to be free and open-source,
but the developers decided to rewrite it and to take it proprietary in the
process.

An international effort to develop software in this area would be ideal. Given
very narrowly circumscribed modules that would need to change depending on,
for example, the local language or electoral system, most of the code could be
common, and hence most of the security auditing and correctness verification
work wouldn't have to be duplicated.

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