Re: GAO VVSG - definition of open software

From: Nathan L. Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jul 09 2005 - 12:09:52 CDT

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David Webber (XML) wrote:
> <vote_process_terms>
> Digital vote records, audit trail control and vote process configuration
> and control scripts should be implemented, stored and prepared using
> formats defined by freely and openly available public specifications
> that utilize content markup language techniques such as the widely
> adopted eXtensible Markup Language (XML) syntax and derived
> methods. Also the vote record formats themselves and handling
> associated to them should conform to open public specifications
> and process definitions that can be independently verified and
> compatibility certified to, such as the OASIS Election Markup
> Language (EML) process specifications that are royalty free
> and provide open public license terms.
> </vote_process_terms>

You should probably include that everything should either be
unpatentable or provided to anyone royalty-free.

Nathan

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