Re: [OVC-discuss] Something really big: Sequoia source code, free to download and study, no NDAs.

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Oct 20 2009 - 17:55:19 CDT

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 15:17, Jim March <1.jim.march@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Can we get out a press release?
>
> Well...we want to get a lot of attention, but not necessarily press just
> yet.  We were hoping that the first step will happen fairly quickly: proving
> vandalism of the data files instead of redaction.  If that can be confirmed,
> cool:
>
> 1) Mainstream newspapers will be REAL interested, as they are with any
> public records related problem.
>
> 2) It really hurts Sequoia on multiple levels: makes it much harder to
> challenge what's going on in court for example, under the "unclean hands"
> doctrine.  It will also make it much harder for them to screw with
> additional public records requests.
>
> So we wanted to wait to hit the newspapers and such until we can prove the
> vandalism issue.
>
> Go ahead and get it on Daily Kos though, in the interest of attracting geeks
> :).

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/10/20/795343/-Sequoia-Voting-Systems-hacks-self-in-foot

The MSM checks Daily Kos regularly for leads on political stories, so
we might hear from somebody. I see in the Slashdot Firehose
http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl that you submitted it.

> Jim
>
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