Re: Donation plan? and more

From: Michael Hay <michael_dot_hay_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Oct 27 2004 - 09:00:16 CDT


I'm new to the list, and from what I can tell there is a need for a
sales pitch? Suggestion if I can get a list of bullet points or
pointed to a list of bullet points I would be happy to try and take a
stab at writing a sales pitch script/flyer for people to read,
understand, and present???

Thoughts? Also I'd be willing to cold call or cold email folks on and I think are excellent places to get
the word out--post Nov. 2nd. I think that the realities of these web
communities is that they are busy with the elections and I would not
want to distract them from that until after the election. Also I'll
poke around at work, since my workplace has a lot of people who
commute into CA from places like Florida, Texas, Colorado, etc.

Last bit, I've got 5 gmail invitations left. Who wants one?


On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:21:21 -0700, Ed Kennedy <> wrote:
> Hello Kathy,
> Thanks for actually reading my email! I don't speak for OVC. I only
> speak for me. It sure sounds like I'm being pessimistic based on your
> terrific work. Again, only speaking for me, I say GO FOR IT!
> Thanks, Ed Kennedy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kathy Dopp" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 10:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [voting-project] Donation plan? and more
> >
> > Ed Kennedy said:
> >> Hello Jim and Alan:
> >>
> >> This is
> >> where OVC comes in. We need to become a R & D group and deemphasize
> >> product development for the near to intermediate future. I believe
> >> there is still of work to be done on the EVM.
> >
> > Ed,
> >
> > I've been breaking my neck here in Utah (which has not bought any voting
> > equipment for HAVA yet and has a June 2006 HAVA deadline) to obtain an
> > opportunity for OVC to deploy a state-wide system in a Republican-led
> > state, and thus lead America to use open source voting systems with a
> > well-designed VVPB that is op-scan-able.
> >
> > We have a uniquely favorable situation in Utah to do that, because our
> > Governor and Lt. Governor are Lame Ducks, and I have been working with a
> > group of over a dozen Utah computer scientists, including a very
> > Republican one who was Chief Information Officer of the state of Utah
> > under Governor Mike Leavitt. The Utah Election Office Director has
> > verbally told me to "submit an OVC proposal" but we haven't found a local
> > PI yet, although I offered to drive upstate to Utah State University
> > (where Utah's premier Open Source community resides and give a
> > presentation to the computer science department) if Alan would write a
> > sales pitch for me to use.
> >
> > Are you saying that I've wasted my time since June and to go ahead and let
> > Utah buy Diebold or ES&S DREs with a paper-under-glass VVPAT because OVC
> > cannot get it together to begin a development and deployment project here
> > in January?
> >
> > Both incoming Lt. Governor candidates (who are officially in charge of
> > elections) have promised to meet with me right after the election while
> > one of them will be Lt. Governor elect. Here is a short history of what
> > I've been doing in Utah:
> >
> > If OVC is giving up on developing and deploying anything by 2006, I need
> > to know now so I can move on to another project that is also very
> > important.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Kathy
> >
> >

Michael C. Hay
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