Re: FAQ # 8

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Dec 12 2003 - 22:20:40 CST


No need to contradict either you or Laird.... but Laird did not say "voting
hardware vendor." He just said hardware vendor.

I agree with both of you. I doubt a vendor of proprietary voting hardware
would make a good OVC board member. But a hardware vendor -- say of touch
screen panels -- might make a good one.

Alan D.

> It may make sense to have vendors on the board that agree to the
> tenets of the Open Voting Consortium. However, vendors of
> "traditional" closed source, proprietary DREs will likely not agree
> to those tenets. And unless they do, I would not want any of them on
> the board.
> Arthur
> At 5:32 PM -0500 12/12/03, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> >This is just one person's opinion, but I like the idea that we have
> >a few hardware vendors on the board.
> >
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