Re: Misunderstanding of PD and copyrights

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 12:00:22 CDT

At 7:24 PM -0700 5/13/04, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> > Does it make sense for voting software for there to be many coders?
>I could imagine that a bug might be found by a county-hired software
>engineer and that it would be a good idea for that engineer to be able
>to publish and distribute a patch and or a patched software package.

It's that kind of patching by Diebold that got them into trouble.
Any patch requires recertification, and probably is best done in

> > And do we want to preclude incorporation of UC written software in
>> commercial products?
>This gets a little hairy... UC is mostly concerned with liability in
>this area...

I guess it's time for me to chat with the UCSC Intellectual Property
person on this topic.

Best regards,

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