Re: Bev Harris Trashed OVC at the Houston ElectionHearing

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 19:12:04 CDT

Alan Dechert wrote:

>
>> <Kathy>:.... and I forgot to mention that Bev also thrashed U.S.
>> computer scientists in general for not helping to study and uncover
>> Diebold's flaws, and she neglected to mention that they would not be
>> able to study Diebold's flaws without risking legal suits or without
>> ending their own careers as voting system experts.
>>
> This is a very important point. In order to engage a large number of
> scientists and engineers to beat on voting software, we need to have
> non-proprietary software for them to work with The open source
> community will never be interested in getting involved with
> proprietary disclosed source.

Ummm...this is ONE point I side with Bev on rather strongly.

Some of the "computer scientist activist" knew of big trouble and didn't
report on them. Others specifically didn't want to mention Bev or
exchange data with her YET were eager enough to latch onto her work and
research while "distancing" themselves from "radical Bev".

I could name names and discuss cases but to avoid bickering on this OVC
list (and avoid bickering in general) I'll go no further. But Bev has
one hell of a lot to complain about that she holds back on.

Jim
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