OVC - I "really" need your help with "public disclosure" legislative suggestion

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_dot_dopp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Nov 27 2006 - 02:21:20 CST

OVC members like Alan and Arthur,

I "really" need your help on the "public disclosure" item because I
just realized that it may need funding and could be a "can of worms"
if not done right and I do not know enough about it myself.

Please help me reword my item #9. I need a short readable version AND
a slightly longer detailed version:

Our current short version:

"Mandate publicly disclosed software for all voting systems."

Our current long version:

"Publicly disclose all software including boot-loader, drivers,
operating systems, voting programs, configuration, etc. as long as the
rights needed under Copyright law (17 USC 106) by evaluators are


If this is enacted, what is involved in implementing it? Are funds
needed for it? If so, please add another item to my list, which would
be its item #14 for funding.

You folks really need to word this one, not me. I have not given it
enough thought to fully understand the public disclosure issue at all.

Thank you. I've only got until Tuesday evening to get this finished
for this round. I was planning on submitting both Alan and Arthur's
names and contact info as the experts for this "public disclosure"
item. Would that be OK with you?

Kathy Dopp
National Election Data Archive
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