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

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 21:06:13 CDT

Hello:

Speaking of OVC certification, what's the current
status of the Demo EVM?

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

--- Charlie Strauss <cems@earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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
> >
> > --
> > Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> > UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> > <http://josephhall.org/>
> > blog: <http://josephhall.org/nqb2/>
> >
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