Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 13:43:37 CDT

Arthur,

> How many different certified configurations do you expect to have
> available for use (or in use) at any given time? Maintaining such
> configurations is a nightmare. What experience do you have doing so?
>
 I have no experience building Open Voting Consortia. So what? That's what
I've done and that's what I am doing and that's what I plan to continue
doing for some years to come. When I'm done, I'll step aside and give the
job to any of a number of people that happen to understand what I built.

We will have to have multiple versions of software certified because the
hardware used as OVC voting machines will change over time. We won't be
able to dictate that everyone has to buy this new hardware when it becomes
available or even widespread. 10 years from now, it's possible that some
jurisdictions will be using 8 yr-old hardware in their voting booths. Some
jurisdictions may have 1 yr-old hardware in their voting booths. Very
likely, these hardware configurations will be running different versions of
OVC software. Would you be surprised if that were the case?

Alan D.
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