Re: Schedule for the EVM Mark 1

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 10:00:26 CDT

> On May 18, 2004, at 1:40 AM, Arthur Keller wrote:
> >
> > OK, how long should we leave for software certification? And how much
> > of the system needs to be certified? Thanks.
> Well, ES&S promised the new version of their software last summer. It's
> still not through certification a year later. How much of this is their
> delay in getting it to the labs and how much is the labs delay I don't
> know,
> but delays of 6 months to 1.5 years are common.

> Shawn Southworth, who directs Ciber's voting
> software testing practice, said more labs would
> only add more confusion.
> "You'd have a lot of different companies interpreting
> standards their own ways," he said. "It takes years
> to understand the election process and how the
> software is supposed to function."
Southworth is one of the guys I spoke with 3 years ago (then PSI Net). This
is an intolerable situation. We have no choice but to get involved in this.
How much of this is Doug Lewis?

Alan D

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