Voting and Free Software

Timo Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Sun Nov 17 14:53:37 UTC 2019

On Fri, 15 Nov 2019, Harald Welte wrote:
> In Debian elections, everyone eligible for a vote (I presume Debian
> developers) is a person highly skilled in information technology.  In
> such an exceptional situation, a sufficiently simple and reasonably
> well-designed/verifiable (and Free Software) electronic/computerized
> voting system may be acceptable, as every voter can at least to some
> extent be expected to understand and reproduce the system of couting the
> votes.

Ironically the Debian voting system was used for years by very skilled IT 
people before a fatal flaw was found that completely broke the secrecy of 
the elections in 2012:


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