In point of fact, the user documentation MUST be
completed before attempting certification. It is my understanding that the
documentation is a certification requirement. I don't know how closely
Nichols will scrutinize the documentation, but I wouldn't feel comfortable going
forward with certification with what we have for GEMS. Ostensibly, the
documentation we submit to Nichols will become the "certified"
documentation and we ostensibly shouldn't provide anything but that to
customers. But then again, with regards to the entire NASED certification
process, I can never quite get a handle on the relationship between
"ostensible" and "reality", but what of that...
Do we intend to present GEMS
software to Nichols Labs for certification purposes? If so, please
indicate the time frame for the same.
My query relates to both
Georgia and Florida certifications of GEMS.
Good question. The obvious answer is "yes",
but I don't really know what the time frame is. My feeling is that
adding support for the AccuTouch and AccuVote 2.0 as well as the user
documentation should be completed before attempting any certification.
That means a few months at best. I would also like to see some
internal-cleanups before any source code is submitted, but I doubt we will
be allowed the time to do that. Appreciate that the developers aren't
necessarily be in control of the certification process (perhaps by their
nature no one is :-).
am not even completely clear on who is "in charge" of the
certification process. This might be a good question for Larry.
John, if you (or anyone else) find more definitive information on this,
please let us know.