OVC History page

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 31 2004 - 12:43:32 CDT

Someone needs to write more of our history. The history page
currently ends at December 30, 2003.

I also suggest replacing the first paragraph with the following:

The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) began in the wake of the disputed
2000 Presidential election with Alan Dechert's November 2000 idea for
correcting the voting system. It has grown from a proposal to
develop a pilot project in one county in California to a proposal for
an in-depth nationwide study. A demonstration of a prototype system
was shown in April 2004 at the Santa Clara (California) County
Government Office Building in San Jose. Efforts are underway to
obtain HAVA funding through various Secretaries of States to build
reference systems of open-source voting software with a
voter-verifiable paper ballot. Our goal is to field these systems in
time for use during the 2006 Congressional elections and to have them
in widespread use for the 2008 Presidential election.

I don't know why "began" is in bold.

The history is inconsistent in hyperlinks. For example, some
participant names are hyperlinked but others (who have separate home
pages) are not. Some institutions are linked (e.g., Stevens Tech),
but others are not. David Dill is not identified with his
affiliations.

Best regards,
Arthur

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