Re: Prerendering of GUI for voting machines

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 01:47:22 CST

At 11:32 PM -0800 12/2/07, Arthur Keller wrote:
>I'm at Santa Cruz. They are at Berkeley.
>Also, I do not believe that our papers ever mentioned the
>pre-rendering of the images, so there was no scholarly publication to
>It was not clear at the time that the decision to use a pre-rendered
>image that was made other than for expediency reasons.

If we had at the time a system for creating the pre-rendered images
based on electronic ballot definition files, we'd have more of a case
for being cited. Our demonstration system supported exactly one
ballot style, which was effectively wired in.

>At 5:06 PM -0800 12/1/07, Fred McLain wrote:
>>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".

Best regards,

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