Re: Minimum hardware requirements and a few odds and ends.

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 10:50:57 CDT

Bob,

> I also believe that it would be a VERY GOOD idea to have votes
> recorded on the boot medium so that the entire software package
> used to produce ballots AND the ballots themselves are on one
> piece of media. This would be very nice in the case of any court
> challenge or investigation if there were allegations of tampering.
> Ergo, I definitely like the idea of a multisession CD-R which contains
> the software, configuration files and ballots in separate sessions.
> Impossible to lose the ballots or separate them from the software
> used to create them.
>
Well said. That's been part of the spec for more than a year now.
....

> It sounds like an event tailor made for the media -- lots of flash,
> no substance.
>
Agree.

> Conversely, I would think it would be interesting -- and probably
> very good PR -- to get the first release candidate up on the net and
> to offer a small cash prize (maybe $1000) for the best code
> improvement / suggestion. This could be used to contrast the OVC
> with closed systems, as this is something which is a very good idea
> which closed companies cannot do.
>
I like it. This is a good way to contrast the difference.

Alan D.
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