Re: Possible OVC "sub project"?

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 23:18:13 CDT

You are correct of course. It can't stop with conformance tests and
does involve completely checking out the entire hardware and all
software on the machine.


--- Ron Crane <> wrote:
> 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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