Re: Update OVC web site

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jan 21 2004 - 17:21:00 CST

Doug,

> > 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.
> >
I think this is fine.

> > 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 SourceForge.net:
> > <http://sourceforge.net/projects/evm2003>
> >
> > 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,
> etc.)
>
Yes. The vision and mission statement in our Bylaws is less restrictive
still. So, what you're saying probably brings the home page text closer to
what we've stated in the Bylaws.

Alan D.
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