Re: Communications of the ACM

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Oct 01 2004 - 13:07:21 CDT

Doug,

> This would probably be a copyright violation. If the author
> puts it up under his own web site, however, as he is entitled
> to do under ACM's copyright rules, you can link to the author's
> copy. You can also link to the ACM web site, and leave people
> puzzled about how to get a copy.
>
Jason's web site is http://www.j-dom.org

He contacted me some months ago (just before the demo). We exchanged a few
emails. He really didn't understand the OVC project, and I did not have the
time to spend hours and hours in private email explaining it to him. I
referred him to our FAQ and various other documents.

His experience with open source e-voting is recounted here:
http://www.j-dom.org/h/n/WRITING/evoting/ALL/41/

The article under debate here concludes, "More recent open source
initiatives such as the Open Voting Consortium in California are highly
likely to encounter similar difficulties." Since OVC is a vastly different
project, I don't see much relevance in his comments.

I will ask Jason for permission to post his article. Probably, we should
respond to it.

Alan D.
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