Smartmatic says source code review to start Thursday

May 9, 2013 1:21 am 

MANILA, May 8 — The source code review is set to begin Thursday, four days before the May 13 midterm elections.

Smartmatic-Asia Pacific President Cesar Flores said the review will start Thursday and expected to be concluded after the polls.

“The review will start tomorrow (Thursday) but it will finish after the elections,” said the Smartmatic official in a television interview.

Early in the week, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. revealed that Smartmatic International and Dominion Voting Systems have agreed to release the 2013 source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

He also assured that the source code will be open for review to interested parties and groups.

Section 12 of the Poll Automation Law provides that the Comelec should make the source code “available and open to any interested political party or groups, which may conduct their own review”.

The source code is defined as the human readable instructions that define what the computer equipment will do.

On the other hand, the Comelec will be holding a press conference at the head office in Intramuros, Manila on Thursday.

Brillantes is expected to tackle the source code issue. (PNA)

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