Re: Odd article about someone running 'open source' on a Diebold Acuvote

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Apr 06 2006 - 11:19:37 CDT

On 4/6/06, Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx@yahoo.com> wrote:
> <http://www.govtech.net/news/news.php?id=99062>

That is rather strange. It appears that they used the resident DESI
code to record the votes (and I'm not sure how if DESI's code doesn't
support IRV in the interface and data structure) and then this guy's
code to do the tallying of the IRV votes (his code is really a form of
disclosed source since there are proprietary libraries used).

Of course, there's no way you could do this in any of the 39 or so
states that require federal certification as the Technical Data
Package and such that would have to be submitted to the testing
authority is highly proprietary; that is, they couldn't get federal
certification for this kind of set up as I seriously doubt that DESI
would cooperate enough such that all the information and accouterments
would be in place to get certification.

best, Joe

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