NewsForge: Breathalyzer Company Refuses to Turn Over Source Code
Nov 05, 2005, 15:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Feller)
"The maker of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breathalyzer, CMI Inc., has
informed prosecutors involved in several DUI cases in Sarasota
County, Florida, that it will not assist prosecutors in complying
with a judicial order to allow an expert hired by defense attorneys
to review the source code for software used in the device.
"On November 2, a three-judge panel ordered prosecutors to hand
over the source code within 15 days, or by November 17, in
conjunction with a state law that says defendants have a right to
all information about the operation of computerized devices used as
evidence in court, including manuals, troubleshooting guides and,
potentially, source code for software..."