More on democracy and transparency

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 15:11:14 CDT

"Alan Dechert" <> wrote:
|To my way of thinking, EVM, UCVS, and OVC are my invention. This all
|amounts to an idea of a voting system that is Intellectual Property
|belonging to Alan Dechert.

What is the nature of your intellectual property claim? Copyrights
cannot cover concepts, but only their implementation, so that is ruled

Do you own (or have applied for) a patent on this process? If so, I
believe you should disclose that before development of the demo
proceeds. Do you have trademarks or service marks related to this?

Yours, David...

Keeping medicines from the bloodstreams of the sick; food from the bellies
of the hungry; books from the hands of the uneducated; technology from the
underdeveloped; and putting advocates of freedom in prisons.  Intellectual
property is to the 21st century what the slave trade was to the 16th.
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