Software to draw electoral district boundaries

This blog entry is related to the poll:What rules to adopt to draw district boundaries and avoid gerrymandering? (Total: 4 posts)
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The idea of an open source software to draw electoral district boundaries was mentioned by Kossack The Dead Man.

If such a software is designed and used, then it should imperatively be open source. But then, the idea does not really solve the problem: it is merely being displaced. A software is designed according to definite algorithms. We would then have at least the following two problems:

  • No specific algorithm has yet been offered.
  • The selection of an algorithm over another one would itself be the target of political wrangling.
    • What do you think?