Re: [OVC-discuss] draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Jan 19 2009 - 17:29:25 CST

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From: "Ronald Crane" <voting@lastland.net>

No CD-R or CD-RW. The disks will be made with duplicators appropriate for
the purpose. Did you come to LinuxWorld? We had one there. Disk labels
will be serialized.

You are making a lot of assumptions about the hardware class description.
Paranoia is a good thing, and we must wind up with a system that is much
more secure than what we have. I think we can do that.

AD

>
> From the original bill:
>> (f) The Secretary of State does not need to certify a specific make or
>> model of hardware to be used with the open source software. Instead, the
>> system certification will describe a class of hardware with which the
>> software may be used.
>>
> You're betting that attackers won't instrument the systems' firmware.
> That's a bad bet. While that can still happen even with "certified"
> hardware; it's easier with a large hardware selection than with a small
> one. Also, there's a greater likelihood that uncertified hardware will
> contain potentially hazardous communications devices, and the loaders
> needed to use them to cheat.
>
> -R
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