Re: After looking at code

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 11:32:40 CDT

On Apr 30, 2004, at 4:02 AM, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> In particular, I have observed that the code that exists is built
> around
> one particular election with one particular set of contests.
> I believe that it is necessary that each particular collection of
> contests must have a unique identifier

Absolutely!

After the demo (i.e. now) we need to start removing hard-coded
assumptions; one of those is certainly the barcode design. Apart from
the barcode itself, its encoding/decoding as actual votes is likewise
reliant on a specific election.

Like Steve, I think we can get by with quite a bit less than 128-bits
of globally identifying information. However, going forward we will
also want to add some cryptographic signature information at the end of
the barcode, so it could still be getting long for Code128 that we used
for the demo.

In development, we contemplated a possible future need for a 2D
barcode. It is seeming more likely now. If we do that, we have many
times the information storage available.
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