Re: Bowen opposes legislative proposal

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Feb 03 2009 - 03:51:35 CST

At 9:35 PM -0800 1/27/09, Richard Dawson wrote:
>I for one am extremely disappointed in the Secretary of State's decision to
>not support a bill that would, at essentially no cost to the state, remove
>the financial barrier that impedes progress towards implementation of an
>open-source voting system in California. The fact that Debra Bowen
>campaigned as a strong advocate of open source software just makes my
>disappointment more bitter.
>I was personally assured by Ms. Bowen that she would support the use of open
>source software in California's elections.

You are assuming that Ms. Bowen has changed her mind regarding
supporting open source. We do not have evidence that such is the
case. All we have evidence of is that Ms. Bowen does not support
creating an exception or a special process for open source.

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