Obama and McCain Prove Critical Open Source Argument True
Dec 17, 2008, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)
"The election office began sensing the problem was on their end.
Fearful they had simply not run a whole bag of votes through the
Diebold machine they re-inspected their work. Yet, they had not
been deficient. The Diebold just had not counted 216 ballots,
although they were fed in.
"Calls to Diebold confirmed a problem had been discovered that
had existed in their own counting software for four years. Diebold
alleged to have informed county election officials but they never
notified the California Secretary of State.
"Worse, Diebold released subsequent versions of their software
and did not fix the problem! Some versions were used in equipment
deployed to the state of ... yep ... Florida!"