[coreboot] [Fwd: Re: Contact Intel]
rgreen at zeomega.com
Mon May 5 08:40:18 CEST 2008
I don't think I am seeing the whole thread here, so I may be
commenting back to the wrong person. I have run local elections several
times as the presiding election judge. In Texas, that is what they call
the person who runs the election at the precinct level. I also do not
trust most of the electronic voting systems. There are some good
auditable ones out there, and I keep talking about those whenever I can.
There are real benefits to the electronic systems and as long as we
can keep transparency and auditability, then I say they are a good thing.
It is kind of like the BIOS to me. It is not that I don't trust
Award or Phoenix, but I like to option of an open honest BIOS and I
think it will keep the others a little more honest. I have been looking
for a good motherboard to try coreboot on and I look forward to using it.
And for something off-topic, I tried the gNewSense 2.0 on two systems
this weekend and it failed to install where Ubuntu went on fine. I am
trying to figure out what was missing so I can file a bug report.
Ralph Green, Jr.
Richard M Stallman wrote:
> It isn't only software or firmware that's of concern. There should be no
> compromise: everything should be transparent and therefor auditable. (You
> doubt the importance of this for voting machines ?) See
> Voting machines are a very special case because you cannot
> trust the election authority to run them honestly.
> Using free software in these machines is not sufficient.
> I do not trust computers for voting. Ballots should be on paper so
> that a recount is possible.
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