Re: Guidelines

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 20:07:48 CDT

Ed,

+1

This is exactly the focus point I'm driving with the
TLV and OASIS EML work.

I'm humble enough to admit we don't have all
the answers yet - but I think we have a very
clear picture of what does *not* work - and
also what fundamental pieces are a *must have*.

Cheers, DW

>
> Hello All:
>
> It's kind of sad when interesting people involve
> themselves in the group and then quit because they had
> unrealistic ideas going into the development process.
> I'm thinking that perhaps a few basic guidelines need
> to be prepared. Here's a starter:
>
> ===========================================
>
>
> 1. Voting is a process that involves both
> computational and administrative/legal issues. You
> can't actually separate the two anymore than a bird
> can fly with one wing.
>
> 2. While figuring out the voting process can be
> helped by studying various technologies like ATM's,
> cash registers, gambling machines and the like, the
> voting process is unique. Features that make perfect
> sense for these other technologies just don't work out
> for the voting process. A clear example is receipts.
> A good ATM or other cash transactions machine
> generates consumer receipts. A good voting machine
> does not generate receipts that voters can take away
> with them. Also voter identities must be kept
> anonymous. RECEIPTS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR VOTING
> MACHINES IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.
>

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