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ComputerWorld: Feds unveil 'security-enhanced' Linux prototype

Jan 10, 2001, 23:09 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

"The U.S. National Security Agency last week publicly released a prototype "security-enhanced Linux" operating system, hoping to attract the developer community to find ways to improve Linux security for business and governmental uses."

"So how is the developer community reacting so far?"

"Marc Torres, president of the Annual Linux Showcase and a member of USENIX, a user and developers group, says he supports the project...."

"But analyst Eric Hemmendinger at Aberdeen Group Inc. in Boston said he is leery that the open-source development community will want to embrace the NSA project."

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