[internetworkers] Open source voting - (was Re: Source code escrow service?)
ses at unc.edu
Sat Dec 10 10:17:23 EST 2005
On Dec 8, 2005, at 10:25 PM, Scott Lundgren wrote:
> On Dec 08, 2005, at 3:57 PM, Michael Czeiszperger wrote:
>> Well, I finally ran into a customer who won't buy without the
>> source code being in escrow. Has anyone used such a service?
I got your source code escrow right here: jad and gdb. Actually
from bitter experience, I wouldn't want to use any mission critical
software were source code might suddenly not be available.
> Well I guess we can safely rule out the NC Board of Elections as
> Michael's customer...
Good. BOEs do nothing but attract crime and ruin neighborhoods. Ok,
maybe it's just Durham.
Actually, with all the open-source millionaires living in the
triangle area, I'm surprised that no-one's set up a foundation to
build a fully open electronic voting system.
A stripped down linux kernel to boot things up; a java virtual
machine to run the application; USB smart-keys to id the voters...
a thousand lean and hungry cryptokids staying up weeks at time
reviewing it, desperate for the chance to show how much smarter they
are than the other 999.
"This time it would work and no-one would have to get nailed to
For a real challenge what about an open-source lottery
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