The Census and Open Source

Several people have written to me about the federal government’s online census system, which is open only to Windows and Mac users.  Russell provides a good analysis of the security issues raised by the approach.

One Comment

  1. Walter Dnes says:

    They’ve changed their minds

    The restriction has been lifted for linux users. The remaining requirements are the same as for Windows/Mac, i.e. specific browser and Java versions. The text switches back and forth between “open source” and “linux”, so I don’t know if this applies to *BSD as well.