Brent Turner turnerbrentm at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 14:23:38 UTC 2015

Yes Patrick-

The good news is that this raises the question. From here I am confident as
the counties move toward open source definition can be added. Many have
already been inoculated against the ills of " kinda / sorta " OS.. and the
flim  flam inherent to the business ploy there.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 7:18 AM, Patrick Masson <masson at opensource.org>

> Of course this leaves open the question of what is an "open source"
> election system. I would suggest this read, "...Alex Padilla to devote
> maximum efforts and resources to create, certify and deploy publicly owned,
> election systems distributed with an OSI Approved Open Source License."
> On Mon, 2015-08-17 at 22:23 -0700, Brent Turner wrote:
> RESOLUTION 15-05.69L
> Open Source Election Systems
> WHEREAS, public confidence in the integrity of the election system in the
> United States is declining; and voting machines and the computers that add
> vote totals are being run with computer programs or software that can
> substantially change vote totals in subtle ways that are difficult to
> detect; and
> WHEREAS, we the people have the right to know exactly how votes are
> processed, to have transparent elections, and to have computer scientists
> analyze open source code for malicious code which could be used to
> manipulate elections; and
> WHEREAS, proprietary computer software denies us this right to know,inner
> workings of the computerized vote counting hardware are secret; and there
> are now better methods available under the passage of SB-360 that will
> heighten transparency and increase security while reducing costs.
> THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the undersigned California Democratic Party
> calls upon Secretary of State Alex Padilla to devote maximum efforts and
> resources to create, certify and deploy publicly owned, open source
> election systems.
> Author Brent Turner - Sponsored by San Mateo County & Santa Clara County
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