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California Holds Hearing on Open Source Software in Election Systems
Government Technology Magazine
Feb 08, 2006  By Wayne Hanson

  Senator Debra Bowen (D-Redondo Beach, Calif.), chairwoman of the
  Senate Elections, Reapportionment & Constitutional Amendments
  Committee, and a candidate for California Secretary of State,
  conducted a hearing today to look at how private companies, as well as
  state and federal agencies, have begun using "open source software"
  and where it can or should be used in California's electoral system.

  Hearing testimony dove quickly into very technical points around
  source code, object code, public licenses of various types, and
  business models around "free" open source software. Bowen, who has
  some technology credibility herself, asked questions to help clarify
  points for listeners, but on top of the complexities of voting
  systems, the technical merits of open source code, business models and
  bug fixes may have been daunting for all but the most technical in the

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