[News] Black Boxes (Proprietary Software) Can't Work for Voting - Linux

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    Voting 2.0, Part 1: The Trouble With Closed Systems

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    | "The biggest problem is the lack of transparency in voting technology,"
    | Felten, who is professor of computer science and public affairs and director
    | of the center for information technology policy at Princeton, told
    | LinuxInsider.
    |
    | "This means not only that it's difficult for citizens to know the details of
    | how their votes have been counted, but also the lack of transparency extends
    | to Election Day," Felten explained. "You want to know not only what is the
    | technology counting the votes, but also that on Election Day it counts them
    | correctly."
    |
    | Several examples have surfaced in recent years that suggest there is cause
    | for concern.
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    http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/63106.html


    Recent:

    The brazilian Election Supreme Court migrates 430 thousand voting machines to
    GNU / Linux

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    | The brazilian Election Supreme Court announced at April 4th 2008, that the
    | 2008 elections at Brazil will use GNU / Linux electronic voting machines with
    | software digital authentication. *
    |
    | The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (the brazilian Election Supreme Court),
    | officially announced on April 4th, 2008, that the brazilian 2008 elections
    | will use 430 thousand electronic voting machines migrated from VirtuOS and
    | Windows CE to GNU / Linux and open source softwares for security and auditing
    | defined by proper law. * *
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    http://techforce.com.br/index.php/ne...rates_to_linux


    Linux Voting Machines Save US$ 8 Millions in Brazil

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    | Brazilian Goverment will save US$ 8 Millions in election between 2008 and
    | 2018. The economy is due to the use of Linux in the eletronic voting
    | machines, made by Procomp-Diebold, *
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    http://www.brnews.info/index.php/200...ons-in-brazil/


    Open source software use sought in automated election system

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    | A newly organized group of information technology professionals has called on
    | government to use open standards and open source technology for the
    | automation of elections in the Philippines.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Ito Gruet, who is an IT professional and member of the Advocacy for Open
    | Systems in Elections, said the use of open standards or open source
    | technology would promote "transparency" in the development of the automated
    | election system.
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    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakin...lection-system
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  2. Re: [News] Black Boxes (Proprietary Software) Can't Work for Voting

    Moshe Goldfarb (flatfish) in real life Gary Stewart

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