Former CIA Director and U.S. Ambassador James Woolsey recently issued a New York Times op/ed piece with open source stalwart, GNU Bash creator, and technology lead for OSI Affiliate Member NAVO/CAVO, Brian Fox, to call on politicians to expedite efforts toward open source election systems. Director Woolsey was blunt about the need for Microsoft and others to cease and desist lobbying efforts against the open source voting community and commended the open source momentum toward securing the elections.
NAVO / CAVO Secretary Brent Turner responded to the New York Times article with appreciation for Amb. Woolsey stating,”We are pleased that this is hitting the main stream media and look forward to helping to facilitate the transition from the at-risk proprietary code voting systems to the open source model more capable of protecting the national security”.
Turner and Woolsey, along with Hollywood notables, are currently involved in filming a documentary “The Real Activist”, exposing the underbelly of the election integrity world and highlighting the struggle for GPL open source paper ballot election systems.
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