Re: Possible OVC "sub project"?

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 23:03:41 CDT

On Apr 27, 2005, at 3:03 PM, JamBoi wrote:

> 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".

A conformance test suite, though sufficient for many purposes, would
not be so for voting systems. The standards would have also to include
requirements on the development process and the openness of both
software and hardware to complete inspection. Black-box testing cannot
reveal even the most rudimentary Trojan Horses/trapdoors, and more
advanced ones can be hidden in hardware, even inside FPGAs and ASICs
that ostensibly (or actually) perform other legitimate functions.
Anyone want a TrojanVideo 9900 chipset? I'll build it if you'll buy it
;-)

-R

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