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Date:      Tue, 12 Aug 2003 13:28:22 -0700 (PDT)
From:      twig les <twigles@yahoo.com>
To:        security@freebsd.org
Subject:   Certification (was RE: realpath(3) et al)
Message-ID:  <20030812202822.28566.qmail@web10108.mail.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c3610e$05e7f570$9f8d2ed5@internal>

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I actually just asked about FreeBSD's status regarding Common
Criteria last week on -questions but no one knew; one guy
answered that it would be wasteful.  Is this the cert on
everyone's mind?  It would be nice to have this cert for the 5.x
line but I understand that it is massively expensive and the
resources may be better spent on development.  Has the team
discussed this?


--- "Devon H. O'Dell" <dodell@sitetronics.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 01:41:13PM +0200, Devon H. O'Dell
> wrote:
> > > However, it is also one that
> > > will boost the image of FreeBSD as well as make it more
> accepted by
> > > third-party auditors (who I'd also like to see audit
> FreeBSD).
> > 
> > Who are these `third-party auditors'?
> 
> There are a few who do security-related audits. I'll see if I
> can get a list
> made up.
>  
> > > Additionally (and somewhat unrelated), Linux was recently
> audited and
> > given
> > > the status "very secure".
> > 
> > REALLY?  Wow, ``very secure''!!  I'm switching!! 
> (Tongue-in-cheek)
> > 
> > I think we'd need deep pockets for just about ANY kind of
> useful
> > certification, security-related or not.
> 
> We probably would. This is why I'm suggesting that it become
> something we
> stick on the front page of freebsd.org/freebsdfoundation.org.
> Since FreeBSD
> is a not-for-profit organization (as Chris Odell pointed out)
> I think it'd
> actually be attractive for people (and corporations using
> FreeBSD) to donate
> as it would be tax-deductible. It just needs to be made
> well-known that this
> is a goal of the Foundation, and I think people will be
> willing to donate to
> it. We've already had $300 of pledges today :)
> 
> --Devon
> 
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > Jacques Vidrine   . NTT/Verio SME      . FreeBSD UNIX      
> . Heimdal
> > nectar@celabo.org . jvidrine@verio.net . nectar@freebsd.org
> .
> > nectar@kth.se
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