[coreboot] [Fwd: Re: Contact Intel]

Robert Vogel vogel at ct.metrocast.net
Tue May 6 18:00:07 CEST 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard M Stallman" <rms at gnu.org>
To: "Ralph Green" <rgreen at zeomega.com>
Cc: <coreboot at coreboot.org>
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [coreboot] [Fwd: Re: Contact Intel]

> You as an election judge may be honest, but not all of them are.  At
> least one election in Mexico was stolen by computer manipulation by
> the central election commission.  It appears that Bush stole the 2004
> election through fiddling with the electro-optical vote counting
> machines.  I've seen evidence that other elections in the US were
> stolen thru voting machine manipulation.
> Whatever the technology, we cannot rely on the election authorities to
> be honest.  So we must reject technology that forces us to rely on this.
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The point is: It is not enough that the software and the BIOS are free, the 
graphics, the motherboard, chips, and the entire package need to be free, 
open, and auditable.
It is important for voting machines 
(http://www.seconnecticut.com/elections.htm), but even for personal use it 
is a concern.

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