Silicon.com: E-voting to Go Open Source?
Jun 10, 2004, 11:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)
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"Electronic voting machine vendors should make their source code
available for scrutiny by state elections officials, the head of a
federal voting commission said.
"DeForest Soaries, chairman of the Election Assistance
Commission (EAC), said disclosing the source code--the line-by-line
instructions that comprise an electronic voting machine's
software--would help to restore public trust in the elections
process. Vendors should not 'have the right to keep this source
code a secret,' Soaries told a dinner gathering of Maryland