[E-voting] Configuration Management and Voting Systems

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Sun Apr 16 21:12:39 IST 2006


This is a blockbuster of a paper by John Washburn. You can see the full 
paper at the URL below, which also has a link to a pdf download option.

Does a Physical Configuration Audit document ever supplied for the Irish 
system? If so, how could we get a copy? If it doesn't exist, why doesn't 
it exist?

Catherine


http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1190&Itemid=26

Configuration Management and Voting Systems
By John Washburn, VoteTrustUSA Voting Technology Task Force
April 14, 2006

This paper is directed to any person involved in the testing, 
certification, qualification, approval or purchase of election voting 
equipment. The paper covers why the esoteric field of configuration 
management (version control) is intimately and inextricably linked to 
the testing, certification, qualification, approval, purchase, delivery 
and auditing of election voting equipment. The paper describes:

    • What is configuration management
    • Why configuration management of software is difficult
    • What is a physical configuration audit document
    • What is minimum information which should be included in a physical
    configuration audit document
    • How to use a physical configuration audit document to decide if
    your system is correct.








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