Subject: FREE 1.7 is now available!
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 19:43:48 +0100
From: Jason Kitcat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We are pleased to announce the release of GNU.FREE version 1.7 which
offers the following new features:
+ Communications level encryption of all data transmitted using an
+ Some protocol bugs have been fixed, including improving the
coverage of the MAC.
+ File imports give users significantly more information when a
problem is encountered.
+ The Electoral Roll database now stores more information, making it
relevant beyond just GNU.FREE usage.
+The new PollManager application is included. This allows polling
station mangers to use GNU.FREE services in a ballot even if it uses
postal and conventional voting systems (or a mix thereof).
Of course some niggly bugs have been fixed too, including the
spurious time-out messages some of you have experienced.
It's been tested, it's been debugged, it's ready on our download page....
+ More protocol improvements
+ XMLifying GNU.FREE
+ More interface updates
All the best,
+++ The FREE e-democracy project aims to create secure, private,
scalable and reliable non-partisan Internet Voting software protected
by the GNU GPL. This software is GNU.FREE and is written in Java.
+++ Additionally the project advocates the Free Software paradigm and
is supported by the Free Software Foundation as part of their GNU
+++ We evangelise the use of technology to strengthen democracy
within a holistic understanding of the current democratic malaise
which is highlighted by trends such as falling voter turnout.
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