My best understanding (and I may be wrong) is that Diebold software
runs on Windows2000 and that its GEMS software uses Access. I intended
the "DRE" reference to be generic and to include the voting system and
not just the voting station in isolation. In fact, Access is less an
issue than Windows itself in terms of what it would take to adequately
inspect it. Please correct any misunderstanding I may have of
Diebold's interactions with Microsoft proprietary software and accept
my apologies should I be incorrect in my uinderstanding. Just in
passing, you can test application software on a proprietary operating
system, but you cannot inspect such an operating system without access
to the source code.|
This is my personal and professional opinion, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer.
Richard C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Vincent J. Lipsio wrote:
Consider the existing DREs running on Microsoft's operating system and using Microsoft's Access database.I can't imagine why any DRE would include Access or any other database program. If someone knows of any instance of such, I'd be interested in knowing of it. Vince Lipsio