Re: Re: Guidelines

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed May 25 2005 - 10:07:09 CDT

Hello David:

Feel free to use it.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy
--- "David Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info> wrote:
> 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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