Cheers to Ed

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sat Apr 24 2004 - 12:40:55 CDT

Our own Ed Cherlin has a nice sound byte in Rachel Konrad's AP
syndicated article:

> The harshest e-voting critics say simply adding printers to
> touchscreens may not safeguard elections. They're urging companies to
> publish the voting software online, for all to see.
>
> They said the transparency of so-called open source code would help
> engineers make hacker-proof software, and thereby restore voter
> confidence.
>
> "Open source is the only way to build robust systems that people can
> believe in," said Ed Cherlin, a Silicon Valley engineer with the
> nonprofit Open Voting Consortium.

The first two paragraphs excerpted aren't in quotes, but I have a
feeling they are paraphrases of something either Ed or another OVC
member said.

In the same article, David Dill uses a nice remarks about "hiring a
private company to count the votes behind closed doors."
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