Project created at FOSSFACTORY: Open Voting Consortium at LinuxWorld

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jun 17 2008 - 11:58:48 CDT

John-Paul Gignac, who did the programming for the voter interface (GUI) on
our 2004 demo, has put together a site called FOSSFACTORY to facilitate open
source software development. Our project has been created there, and we are
starting to organize who does what. Brian Fox (author of GNU Bash, GNU
Makeinfo, GNU Info, GNU Finger, and the readline and history libraries) will
serve as Project Lead.

Here's the url for the project:

The main task so far, the Ballot Definition Creator, under this project is

     GUI-based, trivial-to-use standalone program that allows
     a 6th-grader to create an election and populate a ballot.
     A successful submission is essentially a ballot definition
     editor which can be managed and operated by someone
     who understands the election process and who can use
     a computer and a mouse, but has no understanding of any
     underlying data structures.

     This program is not expected to be a graphical editor, nor
     is it expected to be a sound studio. The constituent files
     needed for ballot creation must be created utilizing other
     software, such as GIMP.

Anyone want to help with the OVC at LinuxWorld project should go to
FOSSFACTORY and sign up!


Alan Dechert

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