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

From: Abdullah Bakhach <abakhach_at_fossfactory_dot_org>
Date: Mon Dec 15 2008 - 11:43:57 CST

As a matter of fact the code has just been uploaded to the GIT repository on
the project page on FOSS Factory:
http://www.fossfactory.org/project/p61?tab=start#tabs

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:36 AM, cls <cls@truffula.sj.ca.us> wrote:

>
> It seems reasonable to me that an organization claiming expertise in
> and advocating general use of free software for a public purpose
> should offer a demo of some kind in source form. And that demo
> should be installable on and work on the most common free platform.
> It doesn't have to be this week's snapshot from a public development
> repository. It might require half a dozen popular *-devel.rpm
> or *-dev.deb packages to get through ./configure, as long as those
> package names are mentioned in a release note. That's how these
> things are done, as far as I can tell. I'm not asking anyone
> to drop current projects, just pointing out something that I thought
> should be obvious. I hope it seems reasonable to readers of
> this list.
>
> I interviewed for a job as a Linux system administrator this year.
> More than half the hiring managers asked me how I might install
> a software product that wasn't packaged for my distribution.
> The correct answer was essentially "tar xzf tarball.tgz, read the
> release notes and install any prerequisite -devel packages, then
> ./configure && make && make install." (Of course there followed a
> discussion of security issues and reputation of software sources, arguments
> to ./configure, etc, but that was the short answer.)
> And if the tarball doesn't build, it's a strong indication the project
> "isn't ready for prime time." That's how standard that procedure is.
> Lack of its availability pretty much locked me out of contributing to
> OVC's efforts over the last few years. I'll bet I wasn't the only one.
>
>
> Cameron
>
>
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