[Fsfe-ie] electronic voting

sean at odonnell.nu sean at odonnell.nu
Fri Jul 4 15:35:14 CEST 2003

Quoting Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran at member.fsf.org>:

> On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 10:58:29AM +0100, Aidan Delaney wrote:
> > This is another high profile campaign (apart from the patents campaign)
> that I 
> > believe the Free Software movement (should we use Free Software or Software
> > Libre?) has to address.  I volunteer to write a draft white paper on this
> > matter from the point of view of Software Libre as I am familiar with both
> > camps.  Any objections?
> No objections here, I'm just glad someone has the time to do this.
> Would you like to make it some kind of FSFE-ie Positional Paper?
> I know there is no defined FSFE-ie but gathered people could
> sign it, make themselves available to defend it, or help out by
> reviewing it once you're done.
> The only thing I'd like to mention is that for Free Software
> to be most useful, there has to be a way to verify that the
> software they show us is the same as the software they run
> on the machines.  (If they stick code up on the net and
> GPL it, how do I know that that is the code the machines are
> running?)  This requires that all compilation scripts, base
> data, and every line of code is available for testing.  It
> is probable that the software will only run on special
> e-voting machines but the oppertunity to do proper testing
> should still exist for groups that have/buy said machines.
> (Maybe this point is well known to involved people but I
>  rarely see it get a mention.)
> anyway, the important thing was the Positional Paper idea(?)
> ciaran.
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