Re: A brief introduction and some questions

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 19 2004 - 23:01:53 CDT

Hello Nathan:

    Thanks for your not taking me too seriously.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan L. Adams" <adamsn79_at_bellsouth_dot_net>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] A brief introduction and some questions

> I just thought of an answer to one of Ed's questions:
>
> On Sunday 18 April 2004 01:14 am, Ed Kennedy wrote:
> > 6. Will you be having a hacking contest on your software before
marketing
> > it? I'm talking about something like, "You can win $10,000 if you can
hack
> > into one of our systems over a 12 hour period." Here's the software.
>
> YES. Because the OVC is open source, we are implicitly running a 24/7
> hack-a-thon for our software. The contest began when the first source code
> files were uploaded to the Internet and continues for the life of the OVC.
> Contestants are given unlimited amounts of time to crack the system, and
are
> rewarded with the all of the honor and fame that is associated with
helping
> democracy (unfortunately, not much these days). Experts and ordinary
citizens
> alike are encouraged to join in the fun.
>
> OK, so my response is a *little* over the top. But I hope it illistrates
what
> I believe is the main strength of Free/Open Source Software: intensive
> peer-review (it literally puts the 'Science' in Computer Science), and
public
> trust/accountability.
>
> Nathan
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