Re: GAO VVSG - definition of open software

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Sat Jul 09 2005 - 12:30:55 CDT

Nathan,

That clause is not quite so easy to "sell"
directly - and may draw down unwanted
fire onto our position.

Of course the OASIS EML TC is operating
in that modus operandi (for now) in any
case - since its grandfathered in (new
OASIS IPR policy is a train-wreck
created by Microsoft and IBM).

I'd prefer to leave this open - and allow
the natural selection process to weed out
specifications that are not...

BTW - OASIS EML is on course for
submission to ISO - which will place
it out of reach of the OASIS IPR peddlers.

DW

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan L. Adams" <nadams@ieee.org>
To: "David Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info>; "Open Voting Consortium
discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] GAO VVSG - definition of open software

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