LinuxPR: E-Democracy Project at FreeDevelopers.net gets started
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"Dr. Marilyn Davis, who invented, designed and implemented
eVote(tm) has joined FreeDevelopers as the project leader for its
e-Democracy software development project."
"Dr. Davis has worked on e-Democracy for over 12 years
developing eVote(tm) and has also authored a number of articles and
reports on how information technology can improve democracy
worldwide, including "Features for Freedom" (an invited talk given
at the First European Conference on Voting and Rating on the
Internet), "Alternative Ballot Techniques" (Hearing before the
Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration,
House of Representatives, One Hundred and Third Congress, Second
Session, September 22, 1994), and "On Electronic Democracy and Its
Profound Implications" (EFFector Online, the online magazine of the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sept. 11, 1992)."
"The objective of the project is to have e-voting free
software ready for the next presidential election in 2004.
Currently, proprietary systems are being deployed for that purpose
and FreeDevelopers wants to remedy that situation, because secret
code has no legitimate place in free, democratic elections.
The software will also be used by FreeDevelopers for its own
democratic processes and shared with the rest of the world as free