Re: A brief introduction and some questions. Follow up.

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 17:57:36 CDT

At 3:45 PM -0700 5/3/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>> For example, I think that getting "generic COTS PC-hardware"
>> certified is probably a non-starter right now. Picking a particular
>> hardware configuration to get to certification and beyond is a
>> realistic solution, and then we can backfill by asking for generic
>> hardware to be approved. To the extent that current certification is
>> by black-box testing, we'll have to undergo the same and more.
>Have you spoken with anyone in the testing labs about this? Have you spoken
>with any officials at the state level about this? Have you spoken with
>anyone at the federal level about this?

I'm glad that you are talking with the certifiers. It's the right
thing for the OVC to do.

I heard the questions at the California Secretary of State's office a
week ago today. There was a lot of skepticism behind the questions
of what hardware will you use, and how do you keep a voter from
voting multiple times. We spent more time talking than listening,
but I heard their few questions and remarks loud and clear.

Me, I'm trying to get funding for a team led by UCSC to build a
system. And I can't wait for the certifiers to change the process
before raising this money. And I can't raise money if we don't
promise the team will get the reference system certified.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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