Open source and elections

Open Source Software (OSS) is computer software whose source code is made freely available to anyone who wants to use, study, modify, enhance or re-distribute it for any reason. OSS is a fundamentally collaborative concept that seeks to harness the expertise of worldwide developers in order to achieve a polished, correct, and secure product.

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The advantages of COTS hardware

Elections software that only operates on proprietary hardware makes it impossible for a jurisdiction to change vendors without replacing their entire voting system and puts the jurisdiction at the mercy of a single vendor with respect to upgrade and maintenance pricing.

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