Re: 400 visitors per hour

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Nov 01 2004 - 16:21:53 CST

At 4:41 PM -0500 11/1/04, David Mertz wrote:
>|There isn't a lot of news regarding software development right now, but
>|maybe David, Fred, Liam, or others have something to report.
>"Edmund R. Kennedy" <> wrote:
>|I thought so much of my own copy that I set up an account and submitted
>|it to the pre-election discussion now under way. HTH.
>Not really software development. But one little snippet, Ed, that you
>might put in the Wiki and/or in a slashdot submission is that OVC is
>actively involved in IEEE P-1622 "Voting Systems Electronic Data
>Interchange." Blah, blah, blah: Along with developing a reference Free
>Software voting system, OVC is working with commercial vendors and the
>IEEE to develop open public standards for the exchange of information
>related to voters, voting, and ballots.
>Specifically, I'm the "OVC representative" there. Arthur is also an
>individual member. And Kurt Hyde has attended two working group
>teleconferences (and will be eligible for membership as of the next
>official meeting, according to the committee rules).

Also I'm an active individual participant in the IEEE P-1583
standards committee, and I've done a lot in the last month or so to
promote what I'm calling Computerized Ballot Markers (CBMs) and
Computerized Ballot Printers (CBPs) as separate and distinct concepts
from DRE's. I've worked with them to reorganize the draft standard
along functional lines. In fact, it was Dr. Mercuri who took the lead
in proposing that it be done based in part on my comments. The Voter
Verified Paper Audit Trail section will soon talk about CBMs and CBPs
in addition to DREs with AVVPATs, and I'm working on a draft of those

>I'll write about this at:
>From time-to-time. I have a couple articles that touch on it already
>It's a small thing. Joe Hall's work on voting machine databases is
>probably more important. Or David Jefferson's significant role on the
>California voting commission (what's the exact name?). But IEEE
>standards might appeal to techies.
>Yours, David...

Best regards,

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