Supporting Continuing Development of OpenSTV

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/jeffoneill/openstv.org/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.

OpenSTV was first released in October 2003, and over the past seven years has been downloaded more than 10,000 times, used by numerous large universities and other organizations, and used to verify the official STV counting software for Scotland and Iceland.

I never imagined in 2003 that OpenSTV would become so successful or that I would still be working on it seven years later. Developing the software and maintaining this website has been done almost entirely by myself (though I greatly appreciate the valuable assistance I have received from others).

The software continues to grow in its abilities and complexity, and thus becomes more difficult to maintain and improve. To support my out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., web hosting) and motivate continued development, I am asking $5 for each download. OpenSTV continues to be open-source software, and I appreciate your support.