Re: Reflections on the election and implications for the OVC

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 00:18:12 CST

At 3:10 PM -0800 11/3/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>Arthur,
>>
>> The Dechert design, which was roughly adopted for the OVC prototype,
>> does not convincingly address these three prevalent modes of failure.
>>
>The design was adopted after reams of debate covering the issues you
>mention.

We haven't had such a debate on the voting-project mailing list in
the light of what worked and what didn't with DREs. I assume the
debate preceded participation by most of the people on this list.

>Doug aptly added the 's' on open voting systems for our mission statement.

And I certainly agree. However, if we're going to build a production
system, we should re-evaluate what we propose to build. That's
especially true given the funding and timing constraints we face
today.

>"The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
>the development, maintenance, and delivery of open voting systems for use in
>public elections."
>
>There may be several different open voting system architectures. In any
>case, we had to adopt something for the demo.
>
>I would like to delay this discussion for, around 10 days -- or at least
>until after the 11th. I want to focus as much attention as possible the
>membership drive. What you are bringing up right now is a veritable black
>hole.

Alan, I respectfully disagree. I want to get input from our
discussion list of volunteers that will inform a discuss on this
topic at the upcoming board meeting. I think it critical for the
board to discuss how to move forward with the "development" of open
voting systems.

The membership drive does not soak up all of our available energy.

Best regards,
Arthur

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