Re: Re: Re: Re:

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Fri Apr 08 2005 - 20:05:52 CDT

Further refinements on "trusted" entities and persons:

Trusted Entity: An entity, upon the truthfulness of whose assertions,
and upon the integrity of whose actions, a voting system's security is
contingent. A vendor is a trusted entity to the extent that we are
forced to trust that it has not, for example, incorporated a Trojan
Horse into its voting system. The amount of trust reposed in an entity
may be reduced by the appropriate use of public review procedures,
public source control procedures, cryptographic signatures, and the
like. A person who exercises a prerogative of a trusted entity is a
"trusted person". This term makes no assertions concerning
trustworthiness.

_______________________________________________
OVC discuss mailing lists
Send requests to subscribe or unsubscribe to arthur@openvotingconsortium.org
==================================================================
= The content of this message, with the exception of any external
= quotations under fair use, are released to the Public Domain
==================================================================
Received on Sat Apr 30 23:17:04 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Sat Apr 30 2005 - 23:17:22 CDT