Please help devise sentences for software requirement for voting systems

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_dot_dopp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Nov 23 2006 - 11:53:06 CST


I have been asked by two groups who have access to members of US Congress,
to work on proposals for new legislation. I do not have direct access

Although I have written, with a Utah voting activist who has lots of
legislative experience, a legislative proposal for one state, it appears to
be too long for most voting activists to read, and the same goes for our
election integrity audit paper - too long for anyone to read apparently.

So, I am starting from scratch, a short outline of what federal legislation
should require (as I've been asked to do).

As Joe Hall pointed out, I do not know enough re. software licensing to
propose wording for software disclosure requirements.

Would this group please propose, or point me to where you have already
written proposed wording (in a few short sentences at most for now) for
requirements for disclosure for voting machine software.

I may be too optimistic, but I am hoping to collaboratively revise something
short that perhaps multiple voting activists might revise a little and sign
onto. I need a statement regarding software licensing requirements for
voting systems.

i.e. If "publicly disclosed" then what other conditions are required? Please
give me your suggestions for actual wording.

Thank you.

Kathy Dopp
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