What's wrong with current DRE systems? EVERYTHING!

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Mon May 16 2005 - 22:50:02 CDT

Arthur,

Heck - done already - check out the materials
on my blog - http://drrw.blogspot.com and
specifically -

 http://drrw.net/backup/Trusted-Ballot-Processing-Systems.pdf

and if you are in a hurry -
 http://drrw.net/backup/Trusted-Ballot-Processing-Nutshell.pdf

where we examine why, how, and what are the needs for
voting systems.

So this is not just about engineering mechanics of
how these DRE systems have been cobbled together
- it's a fundamental approach issue first and foremost.
The DRE vendors believe they should "own" the
market and the process, preferably with patents, and
they want to do as little as possible for as much as
possible to minimize their risk and maximize their
profits. They also do not want things like audit
trails - that can be used to reveal failings in their
approach or equipment or software.

I find this profit driven focus repugnant; putting
democracy up for sale for corporations to own.

Instead we need this to be citizen "owned"
because fundamentally that is where we
started in 1776, and anything less is a
travesty.

It's not just enough to dis' the current solutions,
you also have to offer the definative replacement
that can be trusted and can be implemented
by anyone easily, without having to go back
to a corporation

Also done! See work on TLV and OASIS EML:

 http://drrw.net/backup/Trusted-Logic-Voting-Systems-with-EML40.pdf

Enjoy, DW
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