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

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 11:54:51 CDT

At 9:30 AM -0700 5/5/04, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>On Tuesday 04 May 2004 17:37, Arthur Keller wrote:
>
>> The point raised earlier about an upgrade to Windows affecting
>> the secrecy of votes is an illustration of why the entire
>> configuration needs to be certified, and not try to rely on a
>> COTS substitution loophole (even if one were to exist).
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Arthur
>
>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.

A lot of the email to you bounced. (BTW, my inbox gets clogged when
someone on the list goes away and has their inbox fill up.)

I'm not advocating Windows; rather I'm using an example of a *bad
thing* about Windows. I was using that as an illustration why the
entire configuration needs to be certified, and not just *our*
software. After all, a similar bad thing could conceivably occur on
Linux as well. (Read the archive to find the example.)

Best regards,
Arthur

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