Re: Misunderstanding of PD and copyrights

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 13:27:23 CDT

At 1:24 PM -0400 5/14/04, David Mertz wrote:
>What I'd like to happen for step 5 is:
>5. Good Guy Voting Consortium is formed, legally uses existing OVC
>reference code as a basis for creating systems that address all
>known security flaws.
>6. Recertification is easier than it would be for a de novo
>implementation, since only the diffs would need to be examined with
>maximal care.

I agree. That's an important check on the process. Nonetheless, it
may well soon become a crime to use uncertified software in an
election in California.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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