Re: [OVC-discuss] Wired: Nation's First Open Source Election Software Released

From: Nathan Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Mon Oct 26 2009 - 16:23:15 CDT

Actually, their system looks strikingly similar to the OVC system (computer
printed paper ballot, precinct scanner, etc).

https://wiki.trustthevote.org/images/8/89/Election_Technology_Block_Diagram.pdf

If it is truly open-source, this is a good thing.

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:

> Remember, this is the same Kim Zetter that wrote this b.s. article about
> the Australian open source voting system.
>
> http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2003/11/61045
>
> There never was an Australian open source voting system. I debunked
> that claim several times, and needed to debunk it again because ETC
> repeated some of the same garbage
> (http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2003/11/61045 )
>
> Anyway, the truth of the matter may require a little digging.
>
> The main thing I get from this is that Dean Logan is serious about going
> for an open source solution. I've been saying that for a while, and this
> confirms it.
>
> It appears that OSDV is trying to take advantage of the spade work done
> by OVC. What if they joined OVC?
>
> I see no evidence that OSDV has thought through the architectural issues
> and standards issues and business model issues as OVC has done.
>
> I don't understand the part about OSDV's registration system. CA
> recently awarded a contract for that to a company in Chicago.
>
>
> http://www.catconsult.com/content/news/news_detail.aspx?nID=157&t=Catalyst%20Awarded%20California%20Statewide%20Voter%20Registration%20System%20(VoteCal)%20Contract%20&yID=2009<http://www.catconsult.com/content/news/news_detail.aspx?nID=157&t=Catalyst%20Awarded%20California%20Statewide%20Voter%20Registration%20System%20%28VoteCal%29%20Contract%20&yID=2009>
>
> http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/votecal_home.htm
>
> Anyway, I think the OVC idea will compete well against all comers. In
> our meeting Sep 28th, Logan said he would make his recommendation to the
> Board of Supervisors in June of next year. It's been 8.5 years since LA
> Supervisor Antonovich ask the LA Reg Recorder for a feasibility study of
> my idea (http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ad/antonovich32201.pdf ).
> And it's been 6+ years since OVC started with this discussion list.
> Another 6 months or so won't kill us. We have to show up for the
> meetings and respond to what's going on there. We have to make our
> points. We have the right idea. I think that idea will prevail.
>
> Alan D.
>
>
> On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 12:12 -0700, Arthur Keller wrote:
> > http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/open-source
> >
> > Nation's First Open Source Election Software Released
> >
> > * By Kim Zetter Email Author
> > * October 23, 2009 |
> > * 12:14 pm |
> > * Categories: E-Voting, Elections
> >
> > LOS ANGELES - A group working to produce an open
> > and transparent voting system to replace current
> > proprietary systems has published its first
> > batches of code for public review.
>
>
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