Open Source (was Re: US Election Assistance Commission--Questions)

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 22:25:39 CDT

On Friday 07 May 2004 13:42, Alan Dechert wrote:
> 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.

The book The Cathedral and the Bazaar is the classic study.

> 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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