Re: Should OVC adopt the OASIS EML standard?

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Feb 02 2007 - 13:45:31 CST

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From: "Arthur Keller" <>
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Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Should OVC adopt the OASIS EML standard?

> At 1:29 PM -0500 2/1/07, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>>I'm on the EML TC too... I don't have a working knowledge of it yet,
>>though. -Joe
>>On 2/1/07, Alan Dechert <> wrote:
>>> I would like to start some discussion about this. Maybe David Webber
>>> could
>> > tell us about EML.
> Since the IEEE P1622 committee is working on something comparable and
> the major election vendors are cooperating in this endeavor, and
> considering OASIS EML, would it be better to adopt that when it comes
> out. ....
Why wait?

> We have several OVC people on P1622. ...
Yes, I know. I'm wondering if we can, perhaps, adopt a somewhat general
resolution in favor of EML rather than endorsing a specific version.

David Webber sent me this document today. It's a pretty good non-technical
introduction to EML.

See also Appendix C (Case Studies, item 5 "Open Voting") of this white paper
from OASIS.

> I'd encourage others to join that committee and
> affect the deliberations.
Good idea.

> Our own Kurt Hyde has a key role on P1622.
> Perhaps he can give us an update.
Kurt? Come in, Kurt.

Alan D.

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