Re: From the, "They just don't get it!, " departmentt, Diebold equipment to get certified in CA?

From: Charlie Strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 20:14:10 CDT

I'm not a fan of diebold unquestionably shady tactics or of their
empirically sloppy software security. I suspect this is baked into
the company attitude.

That said, if the criteria for certification is objective and the
factors dont include corporate attitude but just a defined set of
performance criteria then it seems like if someone passes a test
after making revisions then they deserve to be certified. If you
dont like the criteria maybe one should change those I guess.

If OVC were to flunk it's first certification test but comeback and
pass we'd like to see it certified not held up of indefinite scrutiny
with no defined resolution process. Seems only fair to offer diebold
a level playing field.

On Jun 14, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:

> On 6/14/05, Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> <http://calvoter.org/news/blog/
>> 2005_06_01_blogarchive.html#111868176092920804>
>>
>
> Note that the two consultant reports for the TSx set-up are available
> on the [SoS's website]... the first report states that the machine
> shouldn't be used in this configuration with the problems they noted.
> The second notes that these problems were reconciled and recommends
> certification. If this is not how the state certification process
> should work, we should discuss.
>
> [SoS's website]: http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vs.htm
>
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> UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
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