Re: Re: Electronic Voting Cost Considerations: Calling Geroge Soros!!!

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 14:25:49 CST

Gene,

> I want to respond to some opinions offered that a superior voting system
> based upon free software is 'way out there in the future, if at all'.
>
> I have the means here, including proven software, a rapid-prototyping
> environment, development experience and development resources to very
> rapidly produce a voting system which meets the design requirements
> represented by Alan D.
>
We are glad to have you on board, Gene.

I encourage readers to have a look at some of the nice screen shots on your
web site... like this one

http://www.viewtouch.com/revenue.html

> It would be nice to have some funding from G. Soros and anyone else who
> wants to provide funding support, of course, but the project to develop
> a world-class voting solution can be a success in a very short time
> without such support.
>
Need to be a little careful here. Lots of very smart people have tried and
failed in this area. The technological problem is routinely underestimated.
The political complexity is something to reckon with.

Probably, the work of the Open Voting Consortium should be more correctly
understood as a political movement. There is a lot of work in front of
us -- some of which has to do with voting technology.

Alan Dechert
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