Re: Possible OVC "sub project"?

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 00:55:23 CDT

On 4/27/05, Ron Crane <> wrote:
> 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
> ;-)

This is really interesting from another level... do we know of any
vendors that manufacture their own chipsets? If so, any
legislation/regulation that calls for public/open/etc. source code
should also have some sort of open hardware requirement. There is
already one regulation here in CA that mandates open source software
for a subsystem of DRE voting machines (I can cite if you want... but
have so many times on this list that you can probably easily find

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
blog: <>
This email is written in [markdown][]; an easily-readable and
parseable text format.
OVC discuss mailing lists
Send requests to subscribe or unsubscribe to
= 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 23:17:18 2005

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