Re: Principles of Open Voting

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 13:43:00 CDT

On Saturday 02 July 2005 11:56, Alan Dechert wrote:
> Arthur,
...
> > Anyone will be able to make
> > comments, suggestions, bug reports, etc., but the specs and
> > code won't be a Wiki editable by just anyone.

Strawman. Nobody here has proposed this or anything like it, and
nobody in the Free Software community does development on a
Wiki. Somebody is in charge of each project, and either enters
code into the revision control system personally, or authorizes
individual contributors to do so. Anybody else can send in a
patch for consideration, but cannot commit it to the repository.
All submitted code must be reviewed in any case where security
is a concern.

> > After all, we
> > must insure that some "volunteer" does not introduce a
> > trapdoor or intentional flaw at the last minute in order to
> > harm the effort.

Arthur, we are not insane or clueless. Keep some perspective.

-- 
Edward Cherlin
Generalist & activist--Linux, languages, literacy and more
"A knot! Oh, do let me help to undo it!"
--Alice in Wonderland
http://cherlin.blogspot.com
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