Re: Possible OVC "sub project"?

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 17:03:44 CDT

A correction: of course we at OVC *can* set industry standards, create
a certificate and the conformance test suite required for a
manufacturer to get our certification! Its done every day in the
software industry under the banner of "Open Standards".

If OVC doesn't want to do this MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE WHOLE
PICTURE FOR OPEN E-VOTING then we at SV OVC will just add that to our
to do list. But really I think that is a task that OVC could do much
more effectively than the implementation projects that are being talked
about right now. If the people on this list will work out the general
concepts of the standard, we can easily translate them into engineerish
and into the actual Open E-Voting Standards. No problem. We can then
even turn it into an API, followed by a conformance test suite. There
is no magic involved here. We at SV OVC have extensive experience in
doing this type of work for the software industry.

Now its true that this will not equal governmental certification. In
fact it will be a much stricter standard. But if we do our job right
then many governmental bodies and eventually hopefully even the federal
government itself and other nations will adopt our standards.

JamBoi

> --- Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
<snip>
> > We are not in control of the certification process. While we can
> > create our own acceptance and quality assurance tests, we cannot
> > create the tests for certification. For better or worse, the
> > Independent Testing Authorities and the individual states do
> federal
> > and state certification, respectively. There is cost involved in
> > submission for certification.

JamBoi

"Live humbly, laugh often and love unconditionally" (anon)
http://dailyJam.blogspot.com

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