SFD South Christchurch
20 Sept 2014
International Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) Festival
FOSS demonstration & Installfest, free software sharing, internet security, PC tuition, DVD screenings, BigBlueButton project and more
- 10am to 4pm, NZ election day Saturday 20 September
- South Learning Centre South Christchurch Library 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere
And as part of our usual event:
Workshop on prospects for Christchurch FOSS business collaboration:
11am - 12pm: Free Software, secure online voting
Report: Secure Online Voting first principles established, 20/9 at SFD14.
'Secure Online Voting' (SOV) - to get started, maybe never - must be:
Secure - the toughest of technical challenges*;
Free and open-source software based - altruistic, community-good development, where proprietary SOV models have all dismally failed;
Optional - don't expect that SOV shift will ever necessarily happen, as digitised human variability is oxymoronic and not a good thing - bad historical precedents and SOV has to build trust;
Anonymous - without guaranteed disconnection of people from political preferences, new media will degrade and inhibit the current quality of choice, which is intolerable;
Independent - implemented by the Electoral Commission or similar agency, tasked with oversight of a voting system delivering 100% representative integrity; Constitutional - reform required to establish independent democratic priority;
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/256206/push-for-online-voting-next-election - Who would like to help make direct democracy real? Call 03-332-1069 please.
* Yet could it be that http://lane.net.nz/blog/dave/online-voting-is-a-bad-idea as https://medium.com/message/everything-is-broken-81e5f33a24e1 ?
2pm: Free Software, business development
3pm: Luke Douglass, http://SUPPORTU.co.nz facilitator - Why run open-source in business?
FOSS business models for user results - seeking innovators, developers, collaboration
Web apps & how they can work together
Active Directory via SAMBA
KEXI PLEX etc.