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

From: Jason White <jason_at_jasonjgw_dot_net>
Date: Thu Dec 11 2008 - 01:03:10 CST

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:44:04PM -0800, cls wrote:
 
> Until just now, I didn't even know OVC had published a demo disk this year.
> It's eleven screens down from the front of the site, and I'd never
> scrolled down that far. It's downloading at 55KBps, and I won't have time
> to burn it and look inside tonight. It would be nice if somewhere in the
> first few screens of the front page there were a link to OVC's product,
> but nobody's gotten around to that.

It seems to have a very different structure from most free/open projects with
which I'm familiar, where there is a public source code repository, a
development mailing list, a bug tracking system, etc., all linked prominently
to the project's Web site, making it easy for developers/testers/documentation
writers/users to become involved.

I surmise that after Sourceforge became untenable (and this is by no means the
first project that I am aware of to find it necessary to move away from
there), nobody offered alternative infrastructure, or set aside the time to
make it happen.

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