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eWeek: Moves Afoot for Linux Certification

Feb 13, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Vaas, Renee Boucher Ferguson)

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"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 security officer.

"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..."

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