Re: Draft of letter to the EAC

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 13:27:17 CDT

At 2:12 PM -0400 5/10/04, David Mertz wrote:
>On May 10, 2004, at 2:05 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
>>What's our main point? Open source (which is what Alan's original
>>letter is all about), or our software model and architecture (voter
>>verifiable paper ballot, BVA, BRP, etc.)? I'm wondering if we want
>>to make our architecture the main point, and make open source
>>secondary.
>
>The context as I understand it is the EAS' call for a panel on the
>role of open source in voting software. Given that focus, I think
>all the architectural advantages of OVC (paper ballot, etc) are
>somewhat secondary. Obviously, they matter a whole lot to the final
>voting implementation, but for this narrower panel, we're worried
>about the source code status.

Then the letter should start with that context. And the letter
should throw in some of the other stuff to show that the benefit of
the OVC approach is not merely Open Source.

Best regards,
Arthur

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