Re: US Election Assistance Commission--Questions

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 15:42:34 CDT

I think Doug wrote something on that to them. I phoned Whitener the day
before the hearings. We need to work up a written response to any open
source issues that came up at the hearing.

I'm looking for an article that compares open source products (like
Apache) with commercial closed-source products in terms of security,
reliability etc.

Doug told me about a Wisconsin study of commercial Unix v. open source
workalikes.

Alan D.

>
> [commissioner, I didn't get his name]
>
> Would Open Source work better?
>
> "If you find a bug in Linux, you are responsible for fixing it."
> !!!
>
> "Nobody here has anything to hide." !!!
>
>
> DeSoaries asks what happens with Open Source. Can anybody make
> changes and then run the result in an election? Would Open
> Source be certified? Would changes need to be certified?
>
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