Re: OVC site, Mercuri

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Nov 21 2003 - 12:39:38 CST

> I saw Rebecca Mercuri speak last night, not too far from where I live
> (she spoke at Williams College, I live a bit over an hour away). After
> the talk, I spoke with her personally about the EVM2003/OCVC effort; and
> today I followed up with email.
This is quite excellent, David. Over the past three years, I have been in
fairly regular contact with most of the top voting technology experts. I
have contacted Rebecca Mercuri more than once but she has never responded.
I have gotten the impression that it would take some personal contact to get
anywhere with her. So, this is definitely some good progress. Doug Jones
knows her personally but I don't know that he has spoken to her specifically
about EMV2003/UCVS/OVC etc.

> I also wanted to mention two related things. I had not looked at Alan
> and Matteo's OVC site recently. It really is shaping up into a very
> nice URL, far more useful for general readers than is
> (partially because of my shortcomings in
> updating the latter, but largely because of a bit different focus).
Thanks. Actually, Charles Cleveland has taken over web master duties.
Matteo has made some suggestions and we hope to have his continued
involvement, but he has become pre-occupied with work work. Charles has
done almost all the real work on the web site.

> And this good quality is fortunate, because
> just got linked to on the front page of today.
> Alan/Matteo/whoever, be ready for a *BIG* traffic spike today. It's
> great to get the awareness out... I hope you have a solid web host!

We have 2 gig bandwidth/month limit. I'd be glad if that were exceeded.
Our web stats program doesn't give us info on the current date so we'll see
tomorrow. But I can already tell that some people are looking at it since
I've gotten five "I'd like to help" messages already this morning --
including a couple from people that sound pretty interesting (e.g., Lou
Montulli )

BTW, stats for the OVC site can be view here:

Alan D.
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