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 <voting@lastland.net> 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
it.).

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