meeting re: defining requirements for cryptographically verifiable voting software?
- From: "Luis Villa" <luis tieguy org>
- To: "Ryan Lortie" <desrt desrt ca>, "Vincent Untz" <vuntz gnome org>, "Ben Adida" <ben adida net>
- Cc: membership-committee gnome org
- Subject: meeting re: defining requirements for cryptographically verifiable voting software?
- Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 17:29:53 -0500
Ben Adida (cc'd) is a friend of mine from my time at Harvard, and a
friend of open source. He's also a researcher on crypto and voting,
having recently done his PhD on it at MIT.
Ben and I were talking several months ago about the desirability of
such a thing for GNOME, and he suggested he might be interested in
helping to implement such a system for us. I then promptly dropped the
This came back up again the other day, when I discovered that Ryan,
Vincent, and other members of the membership committee had been
discussing crypto voting for use in GNOME's elections.
Long story short, Ben proposed having a meeting with interested GNOME
parties, so that he can understand GNOME's voting requirements. I
can't make any promises for him, but he has told me that he'd be very
interested in knowing GNOME's requirements for a voting system and
using that to figure out whether or not he can help out in design
I'm not involved from here on out- I'm swamped. But I hope this brief
introduction is the start of a beautiful, productive relationship.
Vincent, think you can pick up discussion and meeting scheduling from
here? Thanks :)
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