Re: Glossary from NIST/EAC

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 05 2005 - 13:49:20 CDT

On Apr 5, 2005 11:33 AM, Edward Cherlin <cherlin@pacbell.net> wrote:
> On Monday 04 April 2005 12:24, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > Thanks, David. I think we should try for "open voting." We
> > can refer to Irwin Mann's paper.
> >
> > http://archive.cpsr.net/conferences/cfp93/mann.html
> >
> > We refer to such a system as an "open voting system".
> > Such a system is defined as one where:
> >
> > - every element of every component, both hardware
> > and software, is in the public domain,
>
> Aagh! No! Free Software is explicitly not public domain!

This is an important point. Here's a revision:

every element of every component, both hardware and software, is
available to the general public under generous licensing terms such as
[Open Source] licenses or dedicated to the [public domain].

[open source]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source
[public domain]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain
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