alerts us to the news that e-voting firm ES&S has sued two former employees
, claiming copyright infringement over code they took with them from ES&S, along with additional trade secrets. I have no idea whether or not this is true, but all I can ask is "why?" As has been documented time and time again, ES&S's e-voting code has a ton of problems. Remember, these are the machines that have been found to have serious security vulnerabilities
, with some serious bugs, such as adding votes to the wrong election
, calibration problems
that lead to people voting for the wrong candidate
, and bugs that resulted in phantom votes
. And ES&S is the company that knew about
some of these bugs, and let them be used in elections anyway. So if you were going to go off and start your own e-voting company (and it's not clear these individuals did that), wouldn't you be better off starting from scratch?