The history of Diebold and its voting machines

_Fortune_ reports on the history of Diebold and its forays into the elections business, and suggests that the company’s new CEO is considering getting out of the messy business entirely. I say good riddance. The only election systems anyone should be content to let run in polling places is one that is as transparent and auditable as possible. Open-source should be the only software on the boxes, and only machines that conform to open reference implementations should be allowed to run that software.