Re: Microsoft-backed Consortium, AeA, Opposing Open Voting Bill, AB 852

From: Nathan L. Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 20:00:52 CDT

Hamilton Richards wrote:
> There's also a practical issue. If public disclosure becomes law, how
> will we handle the argument, "OK, now you can inspect the code, stop
> bothering us about ballot printers. ... Oh? Ballot printers are still
> needed? Then what was all that fuss about public disclosure?"

Public disclosure is but one piece of the puzzle, obviously.

Although Bruce was referring to public disclosure of security exploits
(as opposed to public disclosure of source code), his reasoning applies
here as well when he said:

"Full disclosure is the only thing that forces vendors to fix security
problems. The further we move away from full disclosure, the less
incentive vendors have to fix problems and the more at-risk we all are."

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