Tuesday, August 09, 2005

eVAC Changes Licensing

'The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance'
Having been pretty quiet on this front for a while I coincidentally noted that Scott at Open Voting Foundation has just posted some depressing news about Software Improvement changing the licensing of its eVAC system from GPL to 'controlled open source'.

Whatever that means.

Sure enough, a check of the Software Improvement site shows that all reference to open source has been removed.

Except for this:
Our eVACS® solution is the world leader in transparent and accurate election software.'
Maybe not now?

Meanwhile, Worldchanging has made several references to ExtremeDemocracy, which I'll investigate in a little while