Re: A brief introduction and some questions. Follow up.

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 11:55:35 CDT

On May 5, 2004, at 11:30 AM, Edward Cherlin wrote:

> Let's talk about using Linux computers rather than Windows. I'm
> working separately from this project on convincing governments
> to switch to Free Software, for financial, security, and other
> reasons.

The change to Linux has no effect on this particular argument.
The subject was what everyone thought was an insignificant
GUI enhancement to the radio-button widget that ended up
destroying ballot secrecy. The same misadventure could have
happened with an upgrade to one of the X libraries that are
distributed with Linux.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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