Re: Prerendering of GUI for voting machines

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Sat Dec 01 2007 - 19:06:51 CST

The more I think about this, the less I believe it was a coincidence.
The same UC where one of our founders was a professor. The same
programming language, the same libraries and the same design? Even
the design criteria match with the dev list discussions. What an
amazing coincidence. I'm sure it had nothing to do with our
development forums, design and code being freely available just before
Ping started going for his degree. In OSS terms, that amounts to
"prior publication".

        -Fred-

On Dec 1, 2007, at 4:44 PM, David Mertz wrote:

> On Dec 1, 2007, at 3:27 PM, Fred McLain wrote:
>> Is PVote open source? I'd like to take a look at this code. Call me
>> paranoid but it seems a bit of a stretch to think that this was
>> developed to the same design as our demo without Ping having first
>> seen our work.
>
> I've spoken with Ping, and he (and his supervisor, David Wagner)
> arrived at the design independently. Nonetheless, I'm a little
> annoyed too that they haven't at least added an acknowledging
> citation to the OVC work.
>
> Nonetheless, it's good work... and anything that popularizes the
> general concepts is for the good.
>
> ---
> Keeping medicines from the bloodstreams of the sick; food from the
> bellies
> of the hungry; books from the hands of the uneducated; technology
> from the
> underdeveloped; and putting advocates of freedom in prisons.
> Intellectual
> property is to the 21st century what the slave trade was to the 16th.
>
>
>
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