From the San Francisco Chronicle
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.