Re: Reflections on the election and implications for the OVC

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 12:12:45 CST

> Read my comment: in the light of what worked and what didn't with
> DREs. Whatever we do next will have to be in the context of the
> results of the 2004 election. Also, many of our decisions were made
> in the idealistic environment where we expected to get lots of money
> and also expected to have plenty of time to build something. Neither
> of those turned out to be the case.
Arthur, you recently have been suggesting many changes -- from changing the
list name to vague notions of changing the mission. None of these changes
appear to strengthen the position of the OVC.

You often use verbiage like "we failed" at this or that. I also used the
word "failed" with respect to funding proposals. But I don't think OVC has
failed at anything. The funding proposals failed -- not OVC. Things are
taking longer than we expected or hoped. OVC started with me sitting in my
living room thinking there ought to be a way to do this. I see only growth
and maturation. We need to make adjustments for sure, but the fundamental
mission, vision, and goals of the OVC are just fine, I believe.

I agree with what David Mertz is saying.

Alan D.

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