[CAVO] Online voting

Lawrence Rosen lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Fri Oct 16 19:10:52 UTC 2015

Thanks, David. 


I still hope for integration and aggregation of a lot of open source election and voting software, just as there is with Linux for our open source operating system. So if there are open source election solutions already in the UK and in Apache, let's integrate and aggregate.  CAVO can do that.


Should we set up a WIKI here in which such open source software can be identified?




P.S. I copied Jim Jagielski to this thread. He's one of the best authorities I know for integrating and aggregating open source software. 



From: David RR Webber (XML) [mailto:david at drrw.info] 
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 12:00 PM
To: lrosen at rosenlaw.com; CAVO <cavo at opensource.org>
Cc: 'Jim Jagielski' <jim at jaguNET.com>; 'Alan Dechert' <dechert at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CAVO] Online voting




For associations and public entity board voting there are already open source solutions available.


The most used one is developed by guy in the UK.


 <http://OASIS-open.org> OASIS-open.org uses it for example.




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Subject: [CAVO] Online voting
From: "Lawrence Rosen" < <mailto:lrosen at rosenlaw.com> lrosen at rosenlaw.com>
Date: Fri, October 16, 2015 2:37 pm
To: "'CAVO'" < <mailto:cavo at opensource.org> cavo at opensource.org>
Cc: Lawrence Rosen < <mailto:lrosen at rosenlaw.com> lrosen at rosenlaw.com>, 'Jim Jagielski'
< <mailto:jim at jaguNET.com> jim at jaguNET.com>, 'Alan Dechert' < <mailto:dechert at gmail.com> dechert at gmail.com>

CAVO developers:


One of the advantages of open source software is that it is free to be improved by anyone who wants to.


The San Francisco report (San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission entitled "Study on Open Source Voting Systems") does not support online voting at this time for reasons relating to security and legal certification. But there is no reason why an open source project can't develop online voting tools for our own uses. 


For example, the Apache membership votes every year for a board of directors and for new members. They already trust email from specific email addresses. They already trust online voting. They and/or we can create an open source online voting module for ourselves regardless of what government agencies are yet prepared to trust.


CAVO can support a variety of open source projects.




P.S. The existing Apache ALv2 license is also acceptable to government agencies, and it is already compatible with both GPLv3 and MPLv2 licenses!   :-)


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