More Information Week mention

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 13:41:49 CDT

I talked with reporter David Gardner again this morning, mostly as
background for his coverage of the CA panel's recommendation on
Diebold. As always, it's good to get OVC mentioned in every related
article:

        http://informationweek.securitypipeline.com/news/19200043

The quote from me about the need to give voters' the right to code
inspection reads a little awkwardly. I may have said it that way
during the conversation, but it's not as good a sound bite as I might
like (in my defense, I had hardly any sleep because of bronchitis
keeping me up). But even so, I think it gets the general point
across.[*]

[*] To my mind, pushing the concept that "voters should have the right
to see the source code affecting governance out of the same democratic
principle by which citizens should have the right to read laws" is a
good thing to repeat to the press.

Gardner does also throw in VoteHere's release (publicity stunt). I did
not talk with him about why that wasn't at all the same thing as OVC;
but next time I talk to him (assuming I do, but he seems like a good
media contact), I'll try to go into that.

And yeah... looks like a typo in the abbreviation of OVC the first time
it appears.
        

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