Re: Fw: OVC

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 14:47:18 CDT

David,

> Of course, there's no reason why both models cannot exist
> simultaneously. Different counties can adopt different strategies for
> providing election equipment.
>
Right. And most likely several models will be viable for delivery of the
OVC system.

My advocacy of renting the equipment is more of a prediction than anything
else. Certainly there are pros and cons with all the various possible
models.

PROS OF RENTAL
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1) No Warehousing costs
2) No depreciation costs
3) No maintenance costs (including keeping things up to date--not just
fixing things that get broke)
4) Two-part security

Regarding the 4th "pro" that I cite:
If the malicious insider threat is of concern (and I think it should be),
having the hardware and software under control of the same entity makes an
inside job more feasible, it seems to me. The rental model I have in mind
would have the county producing the CDs which get married with the hardware
just before the election.

Alan D.

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