Re: A 3-Step Audit Protocol w/ 99% confidence

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 13:53:35 CST

To be clear: a few of us have been thinking about tiered approaches
since mid-December. I'm not sure that this lack-of-credit is an
important thing to dwell on and I don't believe we have enough
information about any of this to point fingers at individuals for
thinking about ways to do some chunky approach to confidence levels in
legislation. -Joe

On 1/24/07, Kathy Dopp <kathy.dopp@gmail.com> wrote:
> Gee, well this makes the third time that Howard has mysteriously
> replicated my work within a few weeks of my publicly releasing it, and
> neglected to cite me. (the first time he claimed not to see my prior
> work and I believed him). I actually told a few people the last two
> times I did work that I was waiting for Howard and VoteTrustUSA to
> replicate it afterwards and neglect to cite me because that seems to
> be their modus-operandi.
>
> I actually redid the work of Rivest all by myself but then checked
> with Rivest and found out that he'd done it previously, so cited
> Rivest as having done the work first, unlike Howard who seems to be
> unaware of all my work, even after my frequent conversations with him
> after the first time he replicated my work and released it without
> citing me.
>
> Kathy
>
> On 1/24/07, Ginny Ross <ginnypdx@comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > In a follow up post, Howard Stanislevic posted this. I was not able to
> > forward it earlier because it had not been attached in the forwardable
> > portion of the post:
> >
> > "If you read my paper and Dr. Ron Rivest's paper, they will explain the
> > whole thing"--
> > 1. Rivest, On Estimating the Size of a Statistical Audit
> > http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/%7Erivest/Rivest-OnEstimatingTheSizeOfAStatisticalAudit.pdf
> > 2. Stanislevic, Random Auditing of E-Voting Systems: How Much is Enough?
> > http://www.votetrustusa.org/pdfs/VTTF/EVEPAuditing.pdf
> >
> > I hope this makes the post more complete. I believe the precinct approach
> > is still not going to prove effective and need to lobby for intensive
> > standards such as 99% confidence.
> >
> > Ginny Ross
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Joseph Lorenzo Hall
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