Re: San Diego recount and Diebold TSx -- follow up

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Mon Aug 29 2005 - 15:55:23 CDT

This was discussed extensively when the Diabold source was first
leaked. Those of us working on the OVC code agreed to *not* look at
their source. The rational is that by having seen their sources
Diabold would have an excuse to go after OVC developers based on the
theory that we had integrated their intellectual property into our
product.

     -Fred-

On Aug 29, 2005, at 1:38 PM, Richard C. Johnson wrote:

> Kathy,
>
> What is this about computer scientists being "sued" over providing
> their professional advice? I do this all the time. Am I in
> Diebold's crosshairs, or anyone else's, to your knowlege?
>
> Do I need liability insurance to have thoughts about voting, or
> just a squad of security types to ward off Diebold knuckledraggers?
>
> Alan,
>
> Are the folks at OVC being sued for working on alternative voting
> systems? Is working on voting systems now decided by the
> authorities to be some kind of disloyalty towards the government?
>
> Geeeeee Willlllikers!
>
> -- Dick
>
>
>
> Kathy Dopp <kathy@uscountvotes.org> wrote:
> Kathy Dopp wrote:
> > Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >
>
> This Air America radio segment (below) interviews Judith Alter re. the
> San Diego, CA "parallel election", but first it interviews Bev Harris
> who is "still" maligning U.S. computer scientists by suggesting that
> they are getting grants from voting machine vendors and that is why
> they
> won't examine voting system software - rather than honestly informing
> the press that any U.S. computer scientist might be sued afterwards if
> they work on voting systems like the OVC's.
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > The complete audio from the hour-long "Politically Direct"
> interviews
> with Bev Harris and Judy Alter
> > is available on the web at this link:
> http://www.airamericaplace.com/upload/aapd082805.mp3
>
> If voting machine vendors had hired computer scientists when they
> designed their voting systems originally, then they never would have
> developed such flawed systems to begin with, and that there are only
> five computer scientists all-told in America who support paperless
> e-voting systems or the flawed design of paper rolls.
>
> Computer scientists are the friends of restoring accurate vote
> counts in
> America, not the enemy, as Bev continues to misrepresent to folks
> publicly - at detriment to the effort to restore accurate U.S.
> elections.
>
> Bev's continued public advice to shun the advice of American computer
> scientists harms efforts to restore democratic elections.
>
> Sigh.
>
> Has the OVC redone its brochure yet to make it more professional so
> that
> I can pass it out?
>
> Best,
>
> Kathy Dopp
> http://electionarchive.org
>
>
>
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