Re: New York Times Quote of the Day: Registration, etc.

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Aug 06 2004 - 15:52:20 CDT

Ed,

In this context, I was speaking in the larger context. We the people...
like that.

The voting-project email discussion list archives, imo, should be viewed as
"mere discussions." It's true that some consensus opinions have emerged
from these discussions but it's very hard to pin point where that takes
place.

I guess you're trying to pick these out for the wiki. However, anything you
do there should be viewed as tentative. Until we have a chance to go over
these things and give board approval, we can't say these are official
positions of the OVC.

It's like this: The home page at openvotingconsortium.org is official.
Links below that, are somewhat official. As you drill down, it all becomes
even less official!

The FAQ hasn't been updated in months.

The Bylaws call for the establishment of a variety of committees. These
haven't been formed yet. Right now the officers (Doug, Arthur, and me) are
mainly the ones running the OVC--and we often don't agree and what our
official position is on things!

We're working on pulling everything together so that the OVC is a little
more real. Right now, it's a shell for something that will become real.
There is lots of work to be done.

Alan D.

> Hello Alan:
>
> Um. With respect, which 'we' are we talking about? I didn't think
> this was part of the OVC mission. I agree that this is an interesting
> discussion and an important issue but I've already excluded voter
> registration issues for OVC in the Wiki almost a month ago. Would
>you like to have that language changed?
>

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