[E-voting] First draft press release

A.J.Delaney at brighton.ac.uk A.J.Delaney at brighton.ac.uk
Wed Jul 5 15:16:35 IST 2006


Mags et. al.,
On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 15:08 +0100, Margaret McGaley wrote:
> In response to Minister Roche's determination to continue with the 
> introduction of this system, Ms McGaley highlighted highlighted the 
> expense the necessary modifications would entail. "We should not decide 
> to use this system without doing a full cost-benefit analysis. The 
> changes laid out by the commission are extensive. They will require a 
> significant investment of both time and money to implement, and we need 
> to ask if this system is worth it. The €60 million that has been spent 
> to date is gone and the futher investment of several years, and millions 
> of euro, will not bring it back."
Is it our position to argue about cost?  I personally don't care how
much the system costs once it is trustworthy.  However, my intuition (as
a software engineer) suggests that making this system safe will cost
much, much more than using our current paper based system.
-- 
Aidan Delaney
Lecturer,
School of Computing, Mathematics and Information Sciences,
University of Brighton.
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