Re: Communications of the ACM

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Oct 01 2004 - 10:14:03 CDT

> The October issue of Communications of the ACM is a special
> issue on voting. See:
>
> http://portal.acm.org/toc.cfm?id=1022594
> Communications of the ACM, 47, 10 (October 2004)
>
> One of the articles (noncontroversial) is by me, another is
> on the ITA process, important reading for anyone who expects
> to develop code that is placed before the ITAs. One article
> is one that many here will disagree with:
>
> Source availability and e-voting: an advocate recants
> by Jason Kitcat.
> A former proponent of requiring the availability of
> e-voting system source code explains why he no longer
> develops source-available e-voting software.
>
> He raises serious questions that we must also address, but
> we have already addressed some of these, and we ought to organize
> our answer carefully and present it in response to Kitcat's comments.
>
I'm happy to look at Kitcat's argument once I figure out how to get a copy.
However, I don't know how much credibility to give to a guy that says he's
"A former proponent of requiring the availability of e-voting system source
code" (guess you are paraphrasing, I'd like to see what he actually said).

Kitcat's main push was for Internet voting. That was a bad idea. I don't
know what part of his experience is relevant to OVC.

Alan

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