Re: Small Linux platforms-bidding on real RFPs

From: Nathan L. Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Mon Jul 18 2005 - 19:04:36 CDT

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David Webber (XML) wrote:
> Nathan,
>
> OK - let's be clear here - I'm *not* suggesting the OVC
> do this project. Clearly given the charter et al that ain't
> going to hunt. The OVC is on a different path, and
> that is OK - nothing wrong with that.

Then you are off-topic for the OVC mailing list. Please post this stuff
someplace else.

> I'm looking at a separate initiative aimed at creating a
> marketplace solution around OSI components ASAP.
> Dick asked what it would take, and I told you what I
> see.

I'm going out on a limb here, but I believe Dick's question was what
would it take *for the OVC* to get it done. I'll post some ideas on that
topic a little later, but again a proprietary solution (in whole or
part) is obviously off-topic for this list.

> Yeah - its different, but if you really want something that
> can be viable and fielded for 2006 elections, you have
> to be adaptive.

Sticking to the objective (an open, trustworthy, auditable voting
system) doesn't mean you can't be adaptive.

> The DOD certification is in lieu of; since its based on the
> same ISO criteria that EAC is citing for their certification.
> Actually the DOD certification is more rigorous.
> Interestingly the goals are the same - to ensure operations
> conform to stated profile and that software is not a
> platform for a trojan or similar security breach.
>
> Anyway - hopefully other people are interested in
> contributing.

Hopefully, they'll put their time and effort into the OVC.

Nathan

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