[...] it may be worth checking out Concord [...]
I happened across the github page for concord and it appears quite clearly to not free
software, as shown right now at:
Maybe the developers will change the license to be free software, but we should steer
clear of it until then.
I also peeked at helios-server, which is Apache 2.0 which I think is OK. Of course one
must look in greater depth for web deployed systems.
Framasoft at https://framagit.org/framasoft/framanav
does not really specify a license
very clearly. They seem to confuse documents with software. They mention GFDL, which is
where all the code is. Someone whose french is better than mine will need to investigate
Belenios is AGPL; all smooth there.
Cornell's Civitas lets you download and they have a LICENSE file which seems to
contradict itself. It says something like "Eclipse public license for their own
code, with exceptions for bits they pull in from others (like LGPL, bouncy castle...).
The Eclipse public license, according to the FSF pages, is a GPL-incompatible free s/w
license. *But* in the same LICENSE file they have "non-commercial use only"
stuff. Ick, and a turn-off. Cornell also has "CIVS" download, whose README
states what looks like a permissive free license.
Of course, we are not bound to a fully free voting system - just one that does not make us
run proprietary s/w on *our* computers - but it would be nice to promote a software system
that is fully free.
I'm guessing that gnome and debian have already figured this out; we can look around.