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LinuxCult: Open Source Voting Systems Lack Vendors to Provide Them

Mar 08, 2006, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Instead of painful long queues of filling in ballot forms and putting them in ballot boxes, Americans were ready to use open source systems for voting. However, the real drawback was, there wasn't any vendors out there that offer open source software and systems.

"Open source systems are definitely cheaper, easier to manage and less of a hassle compared to proprietary systems that could be found in Australia, Canada, UK and other countries. Although a lot of effort has been made to bring open source systems to happen, it would be hardly working when most major vendors like Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia and others are entrenched..."

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