[ILUG] After e-voting scandal, calls on Cullen to resign.
bryano at europlex.ie
Fri Apr 30 14:05:36 IST 2004
Justin MacCarthy wrote:
> The commission has also found :
> That the source code should available.
> That the system could be hacked
> That the system could NOT be tested until the candidates are decided.
> That no proper tests have been done.
> Also the commission found bugs in the system software.
> What happens to the 3 regions that were decided via e-voting last year?
> Anyone know if the full report is available online yet?
Does anybody find a wierd correlation between the questionable decisions of
Minister Cullen and Mary Hannafin here?
I think it's embarressing enough for the government to have had Minister Cullen
spend 52 million of taxes payers money (not mine... I object to taxes fyi) in
error and for the Comission to find against the system, while at the same time
Mary Hannafin is pontificating about the "Open Standards" the government
requires, but, says that use of Open Source doesn't fit that requirement....
bit of an oxymoron really.
Both people clearly are non-technical and if Minister Cullen can make such a
public mistake, why exactly is it, that when Mary Hannafin speaks at a
conference which is part sponsored by Microsoft and effectively gives a nod and
a wink as regards using Windows software in the future, nobody gets up in arms
Clearly the Irish government is completely incompetent when it comes to making
IT decisions, so, one has to wonder, what other areas (aside from the hundreds
of millions wasted on the Bertie bowl) are these people making retarded
decisions like this in?
Who votes for these people and how is it exactly, the country hasn't combusted,
due to some random Minister deciding to pave the streets of Dublin not with
gold, but, with TNT... despite advice from experts in steet paving, to the
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