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From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 02:55:46 CST

Hardware: OSS Election Systems Desired, but Not Ready

An anonymous reader writes "Even though many American voters are ready
for open source systems at the polls, Newsforge (a Slashdot sister
site) has an interesting story about why open source may not be ready
for the polls. From the article: 'The only open source e-voting effort
that Rubin [an e-voting expert] noted was the Open Voting Consortium
(OVC). "I don't agree with everything they are doing, but they are all
about transparency and open source," Rubin said. OVC President and CEO
Alan Dechert says it would take a large investment of time and money
to provide an alternative to traditional e-voting systems vendors, but
he says an effort known as Open Voting Solutions (OVS) is looking to
do just that.'"

http://slashdot.org/index.pl?issue=20060306
http://trends.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/02/28/1648218&tid=136&tid=132

/Jan
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