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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 06:51 AM
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191. well...
I make them paperless (I assume that's your point with respect to verification) because paperless appeals to election administrators, because it solves or "solves" a lot of problems for them (cf. Gumbel, p. 226).

I protect the source code because, well, I might have trade secrets, or my trade secret might be that the code was instamatic kludged garbage and I don't want anyone to see how bad it is. Of course, given the haste and the carelessness, it's possible that the source code might become publicly available anyway, so experts can actually document how bad it is -- and then my PR folks will have to claim that it's not true and besides, we already fixed it. This would not be unprecedented in the annals of technology development.

Again, why don't you go pick this fight with Gumbel, or Jones and Mercuri and Dill?
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