Re: Alan Dechert Appointed Technology Advisor for OFA 2.0 California

From: Richard C. Johnson <dick_at_iwwco_dot_com>
Date: Mon Mar 09 2009 - 13:52:00 CDT

Mazeltov!

--- On Mon, 3/9/09, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com>
> Subject: [OVC-discuss] Alan Dechert Appointed Technology Advisor for OFA 2.0 California
> To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
> Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 12:35 PM
> In case you are not on our announcements list, here is
> something I just sent out. I was really Brent Turner's
> hard work with the Obama campaign that made this possible.
>
> I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed a
> technology advisor for California's Organizing for
> America (OFA 2.0) group. OFA was announced in January by
> President Obama, and is now coming online [1]. You can find
> Organizing for California on Facebook. Look us up and join!
>
> FYI, this was what I wrote for my first post to the group:
>
> Glad to see this get started. It seems to me that since
> President Obama is for transparency and open source,
> and
> since the California Secretary of State wants to see
> open source voting take hold in California, this ought
> to be something this group could promote. I hope so
> anyway. Despite all the talk, voting system software
> is
> all a bunch of trade secrets belonging to companies
> like
> Diebold, and the testing process is all a big secret.
> I'm thinking we ought to have government by, for,
> and of
> the people, instead of by, for, and of the
> corporations.
> We need FREE open source software (not proprietary
> disclosed code like some have suggested).
>
> --Alan D.
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