Re: Update OVC web site

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Jan 21 2004 - 08:32:57 CST

On Jan 20, 2004, at 5:14 PM, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:

> Excellent!

And, your draft text is quite good, but I'd like to suggest the
following rewording:

> The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) is a non-profit organization
> dedicated to the development, maintenance, and delivery of
> open voting systems for use in public elections.
> We are currently developing a prototype version of free voting
> software to run on very inexpensive PC hardware. OVC voting
> systems will accommodate different languages and scoring methods,
> as well as voters with special needs. The prototype software
> software development effort is housed at
> <>
> We hope to be fully operational by 2005, with the certification
> of version 1.0 of the Open Voting software. Meanwhile,

... after this part, I have no changes to suggest. The changes
I suggested above basically widen our charter (from developing
one system to hosting the development of open systems in general),
while not diminishing the value of our immediate goals. I think
it makes the statement stronger to say we're open to hosting the
development of other systems (don't rule out mark-sense ballot
tabulation software, don't rule out a Mercuri-method paper trail,

                        Doug Jones
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