[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
School of Computing, Mathematics and Information Sciences,
University of Brighton.
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