As well as costing 50 million, they also then occupied the air accident
investigation building at a certain airbase in Ireland, which meant the air
accident team had to rent premises, costing even more money.
Can I assume the machines are basically PC's, with a proprietary OS on them?
If so, should we maybe campaign that the machines are donated to, for
example, the camara project, so they can install linux on them and use them,
or do you think the voting machines use proprietary hardware aswell?
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:56 PM, David Howe <david.howe at howesystems.com>wrote:
> The decision to dispose of the contentious E-voting machines was rubber
> stamped today.
>> After wasting €50m on a system whose source code was proprietary and could
> not be examined and verified by independent experts, the "powers that be"
> have pulled the plug on the Dutch heaps of junk.
>> A great day for democracy.
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