Re: Fwd: Fw: Hearing on denial of request for unredacted SAIC report on Diebold voting system

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Mon Feb 07 2005 - 13:17:22 CST

On Monday 07 February 2005 03:47, Arthur Keller wrote:
> FYI...From Ken Fox
>
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <mailto:Xofnek@aol.com>Xofnek@aol.com
> >Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 1:14 PM
> >Subject: Hearing on denial of request for unredacted SAIC
> > report on Diebold voting system
> >
> >Late last week, I received notice from the Maryland Office of
> >Administrative Hearings that my contested case will be heard
> > on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 9:30 AM in Hunt Valley, MD.
> >
> >The denial of my Public Information Act request was based on
> > a statutory exception about the security of an information
> > system.

So they claim that Security through Obscurity is the law? You can
put up a pretty good argument that the opposite is the case,
with plenty of support from the Free/Open Source Software
community.

> > Consequently, I am prepared to argue
> >that the Diebold Accuvote TS Voting System and Processes
> > utilized in the MD general election on November 2, 2004 do
> > not comprise an information system in the sense enacted by
> > the MD State Legislature.

Have you talked to the EFF about this? Call them at +1 415 436
9333.

Cindy Cohn
Legal Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
cindy@eff.org

Matt Zimmerman
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
mattz@eff.org

Matt helped me with my complaint about being told not to mention
paper ballots as an election worker. Here is a somewhat related
case they and the ACLU won recently. Jon Lebkowsky of EFF-Texas
was one of the plaintiffs in the case.

http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2005_01.php#002240
January 27, 2005
Texas Court Orders Voting Examiners' Meetings Opened to Public

Requires "Sunshine" in Process of Choosing E-voting Machines

> >I would certainly appreciate comments, suggestions, guidance,
> > and other advice regarding this matter. Thank you all for
> > your interest.

-- 
Edward Cherlin
Generalist & activist--Linux, languages, literacy and more
"A knot! Oh, do let me help to undo it!"
--Alice in Wonderland
http://cherlin.blogspot.com
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