Re: SB 1376 passes senate...

From: David Jefferson <d_jefferson_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed Aug 18 2004 - 10:42:11 CDT

Personally I am not happy at all with SB1376. It continues the theme
that putting software in "escrow" is some kind of public protection,
whereas it is just a device to help keep the software secret. Also
note that the provisions of SB1376 apply only to "ballot tally
software", which I interpret to mean the back-end system, not to ballot
capture "firmware" in the DREs, which is the most critical software.

The Secretary of State should have a full copy of all voting system
software for any analytical purposes he wishes, at the very least. (Of
course, in my opinion and yours it should all be public source.)


On Aug 18, 2004, at 8:14 AM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:

> sb_1376_bill_20040817_history.html
> I'm not sure what "on to enrollment" means but this seems good, right?
> Joe
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