Re: NY Times: Editorial Observer: What's Wrong WithMy Voting Machine?

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 17:46:21 CST


> Actually NY law does require disclosure,
Let's be clear about what we mean by "disclosure." Disclosure in our bill
AB 2097 (and any future bill about technology disclosure) meant full public
disclosure -- free to download and free to test with and report results of
tests. Others use "disclosure" of source code in a much more limited way --
sometimes so limited that it's practically useless.

> ... and one problems is that the systems are based
> on Microsoft and the COTS source code can't be disclosed.
So, maybe M$FT shouldn't be allowed. Too bad. Maybe they shouldn't be used
by governments at all.

Alan D.

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