I have long been an advocate for end user led innovation, especially in IT. Currently private vendors and a select group of insiders are the only ones privy to the inner workings of voter tabulation software, both its processes and disconcerting loopholes.
UNESCO publishes a whitepaper on Open Source Digital Archival and Preservation System
Towards an Open Source Repository and Preservation System: Recommendations on the Implementation of an Open Source Digital Archival and Preservation System and on Related Software Development', Kevin Bradley,Junran Lei, and Chris Blackall. Paris: UNESCO, 2007.
This Document defines the requirements for a digital archival and preservation system using standard
hardware and describes a set of open source software which can be used to implement it.