[sane-devel] Fwd: SANE project used for possible election fraud

Alexander Pevzner pzz at apevzner.com
Tue Nov 17 13:15:23 GMT 2020

On 11/17/20 3:24 PM, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> Hi list,
> I got this in the mail this evening.  Sigh.
> Not sure how to best respond.

Hm. Code, contributed 2 years ago with a purpose to rig elections now? 
And without any technical explanations how it could be used for this 

As for me, I'd ignore this message.

> Tyler Sharpe writes:
>> Employees from smartmatic contributed code to add support for a scanner
>> used by dominion to count ballots. I'm not that familiar with SANE but it
>> looks like it would be a perfect tool to rig an election. the code changes
>> are here but I'm not sure what they do:
>> https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/merge_requests/12#note_139722740
>> Let me know what you think.
> To the best of my knowledge, those changes allow one to make a few
> changes that affect how the scanner *hardware* processes the image
> data before that data arrives at the SANE scanner "driver".
> Whether any of that functionality is actually used is not something
> that the SANE scanner "driver" controls.  This is controlled by the
> software that uses the SANE scanner "driver".
> @Tyler> Considering your GitLab and GitHub profiles, I don't think you
>          have a lot to contribute to the SANE Project.  Therefore, I'll
>          deny your request to join the project.
>          Feel free to submit an issue[1] explaining in some detail what
>          you intend to contribute if you still want to join anyway.
>          [1]: https://gitlab.com/sane-project/ops/-/issues/new
> Hope this helps,
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	Wishes, Alexander Pevzner (pzz at apevzner.com)

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