The Open Source vote

Wow. This has got to be one of the most progressive things I’ve seen in a while. Wisconsin has signed into law that the source code used in touch-screen voting machines must be available to the public upon request. Wonderful! It really does make sense: democracy is supposed to be a fairly transparent process. Althought some of the rules (like the Electoral College) are complex, we can all find out how they work. The rules surrounding how a polling place works are matters of public record. Why wouldn’t the code being trusted to implement these rules also be public?

Kudos to the cheese-heads.