Re: Defendant wins breathalyzer source code

From: Brent Turner <brent_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sun Aug 12 2007 - 11:24:52 CDT

Thanks Charlie- I'll drink to that !! Brent

 

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From: Charlie Strauss [mailto:cems@earthlink.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:33 AM
To: Open discussion list Voting Consortium
Subject: [OVC-discuss] Defendant wins breathalyzer source code

 

During a court hearing on charges of third-degree DUI, the defendant asked
for a copy of the "complete computer source code for the (breathalizer)
currently in use in the state of Minnesota." An
<http://www.twincities.com/ci_6531624?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.tw
incities.com&nclick_check=1> article in the Pioneer Press quoted his
attorney, Jeffrey Sheridan, as saying the source code was necessary because
otherwise "for all we know, it's a random number generator."

 

This request has now been granted.

 

 

http://news.com.com/Police+Blotter+DUI+defendant+wins+breathalyzer+source+co
de/2100-7348_3-6201632.html?tag=nefd.top

 

This is the second time a court has said a defendant could not be tried
using secret source code Brethalizer derived evidence.

 

This bodes well as a precedent for voting systems.

 

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