NewsForge: Breathalyzer Company Refuses to Turn Over Source Code
Nov 05, 2005, 15:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"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..."