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

Teresa

> 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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