Sep 3, 2017

Deirdre Mulligan on open-source voting software

From the San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco could become first local government to use open-source voting system

By Dominic Fracassa

San Francisco has taken a tentative step toward deciding on whether it will become the first local government in the country to run its voting machines on open-source software.

Many technology and security experts stress that open-source software is not inherently more secure just because a lot of people are looking for bugs and plugging security holes.

“Software designed for inspection tends to be ‘better’ — although transparency does not magically improve security,” said Deirdre Mulligan, an associate professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information.


Associate Professor Deirdre Mulligan
Associate Professor Deirdre Mulligan

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October 10, 2017