Re: Re: Small Linux platforms-bidding on real RFPs

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 20:20:10 CDT

Nathan,

If everything connects thru bindings and neutral
APIs it allows implementers to integrate into their
own environment.

I believe while you want a reference implementation
that is non-proprietary - you cannot exclude people
integrating your components into their solution -
especially if you offer an OSI license.

In fact you postively *want* to encourage as broad
an adoption as possible.

That's the basis I see - that you have a core foundation,
but that is non-exclusive.

Otherwise there is an issue - the OVC can potentially
fall foul of exactly the same pitfall that vendors are -
where they want to own the solution space to the
exclusion of everyone else.

Therefore to avoid this - you want to encourage people
to adopt as much from the OVC approach as practical
but stopping short of mandating OVC to the exclusion
of everything else.

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: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Re: Small Linux platforms-bidding on real RFPs

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> Strawman. I never suggested we had to write everything (or anything for
> that matter) from scratch; I just said it couldn't be proprietary.
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> Nathan
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