Re: an open-audit voting system for GNOME elections

Hi Ben,

Le lundi 12 mars 2007, à 11:55, Ben Adida a écrit :
> Hi all,
> My name is Ben Adida, I'm a postdoc fellow at Harvard working on crypto
> and public policy. I spend a bunch of my time on voting systems, in
> particular those that let you or anyone audit the process from end to
> end. If you haven't encountered these systems before, they're
> significantly more powerful than your average voting system, with or
> without a "paper trail."
> I'm currently implementing Helios, a voting system with this open-audit
> property. Last week, I was on the GNOME MC irc, where I collected
> requirements for the GNOME election and explained Helios in a bit more
> detail. If the system is eventually good enough, the goal is to have
> GNOME and potentially other free software groups use it in elections and
> referenda.

(GNOME MC = GNOME membership committee, for those who were wondering)

> I've started a publicly accessible and CC-licensed wiki:
> I will keep this wiki updated with the full design and, more
> importantly, pointers to partial demos as they become stable enough. Of
> course the whole codebase will be free/open-source: I will move it to a
> public source repository as soon as it's in decent v0.1 shape (2-3 months).
> Your thoughts/comments/questions/criticisms are welcome, either on the
> wiki as public comment, or to me personally.

Just wondering: on [1], Java is mentioned. Does it mean it'd be required
for each voter to have the java plugin? It might be an issue for some
people (well, maybe not in the future when java will be totally free).

Thanks for working on this, and keep us informed about the progress of
your work!



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