Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 14:09:23 CDT

Arthur,

> No, I would not be surprised to see legacy configurations in use.
>
See now? There ya go.

> I'd be surprised to see many software and hardware
> configurations undergoing active development, especially
> if certification needs to be sought for each and every
> hardware/software configuration. ....
>
"Many" will equate to whatever the number needs to be.

> .... To the extent that the certification process will be
> tightened in the future, and I sure hope it is, that may
> well have an affect on the OVC.
>
The OVC will be involved in shaping the certification process. To a small
degree, we already are involved. People at NIST are already talking about
how to deal with open source voting machines. Once we get funding at it's
perfectly obvious that we will be going to get our first system certified,
we will get seriously involved in the process.

> And you should expect if DRE vendors need every configuration
> certified and we don't, that there will be lobbying by DRE vendors
> to change that.
>
It is very unlikely there will be certified DREs 5 years from now. It was a
huge mistake to certify paperless voting machines in the first place. This
mistake is being corrected thanks to people a bit bolder than you.

Alan D.
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