eWeek: Moves Afoot for Linux Certification
Feb 13, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Vaas, Renee Boucher Ferguson)
"Oracle Corp. and IBM are jostling for a federal stamp of
approval on Linux, with both companies announcing that they will
submit their respective software to certification processes.
"Oracle, of Redwood Shores, Calif., on Thursday will announce
that it is submitting Red Hat Inc.'s Linux Advanced Server for a
Common Criteria (ISO 15408) evaluation at EAL2 (Evaluation
Assurance Level 2), according to Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle's chief
"For its part, IBM on Wednesday announced that it will work with
the Linux community to enter the Common Criteria certification
process for the Linux operating system early this year and will
proceed with a progressive plan for certifying Linux at increasing
security levels through this year and 2004..."