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

From: Abdullah Bakhach <abakhach_at_fossfactory_dot_org>
Date: Fri Dec 12 2008 - 18:57:19 CST

Sorry for the belated response
This isn't very useful:
 3. Download the Code

This project has no Git repository. If you are the project lead, you should
probably give it one by using the *ff init* command. This command will allow
you to clone an upstream Git repository, or to create one from a source
directory on your local filesystem.
True enough. The work Brian Fox and co from the Okori group hasn't been
uploaded yet, I've just sent them a reminder about it.

I find it very inspiring that Jason White from Australia is actually looking
to make use of the OVC code to fit the Australian voting requirements. In
reality that was the whole idea behind using FOSS Factory to create the OVC
demo: we believed that this is a project that has an very wide appeal (we
were thinking within the US only but Jason proved that the appeal is
international as well) and as such would be nice to be designed, funded and
developed in an open fashion, something which FOSS Factory makes possible.

Unfortunately the development was done behind closed doors in the okori labs
since the deadline for the project was very short (about a month?). Now
that there isn't a specific deadline in mind, I believe the work should
resume in the open fashion it was originally intended for. The first step
for that to happen is obviously that the Okori group folks upload the code
they worked on to FF. Ehm, Brian? :)

Abdullah Bakhach
FOSS Factory President & co-founder

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Jason White <jason@jasonjgw.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:36:53AM -0500, Nathan Adams wrote:
>
> > Waiting for the a start-up contract (for several years now) to begin work
> on
> > the production/reference system doesn't sound very wise. The design is
> > already in place, and we don't need start-up funds to manage an
> open-source
> > project.
>
> True, as long as there are developers willing to contribute to it.
> >
> > This project has no Git repository. If you are the project lead, you
> should
> > probably give it one by using the *ff init* command. This command will
> allow
> > you to clone an upstream Git repository, or to create one from a source
> > directory on your local filesystem.
> > Shall we start a production/reference implementation project at
> Launchpad?
>
> Good idea.
>
> A Git repository would be ideal, since Git can be used to sign tagged
> releases
> with GNUPG keys, and every checkout of the repository includes the entire
> revision history.
>
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