Re: Bev Harris Trashed OVC at theHouston ElectionHearing

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 19:56:55 CDT

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From: "Jim March" <jmarch@prodigy.net>
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Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2005 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Bev Harris Trashed OVC at theHouston
ElectionHearing

> 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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