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NewsForge: How Open is Open Enough for Electronic Voting?

Sep 02, 2004, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Most of the attention and current criticism of America's e-voting infrastructure and technology is focused on the lack of a verifiable paper audit trail, but an equally prominent issue is the closed nature of election system certification, companies, and software.

"Many e-voting experts stress that true open source software for elections--meaning publicly available source code--is just as important as a paper record. However, there are also those that argue open source is simply too open to be secure..."

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