Tuesday, August 07, 2007

You Can’t Patch an Election: Notable Quote

Avi Rubin:

Software is designed to be upgraded, and patch management systems are the norm. A certification system that requires freezing a version in stone is doomed to failure because of the inherent nature of software.

Since we cannot change the nature of software, the certification process for voting machines needs to be radically revamped. The dependence on software needs to be eliminated.

More here.

(Props, The Technology Liberation Front.)


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