Linux not ready for DOD prime time
Source: GCN.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Government Linux does not meet the Defense Information Infrastructure's Common Operating Environment Kernel Platform Compliance requirements for a Posix-compliant application programming interface, Posix-compliant commands and utilities, the Motif X Window System interface, the Common Desktop Environment and Network File System sockets. . . . Linux does not meet the Defense Information Infrastructure's Common Operating Environment Kernel Platform Compliance requirements for a Posix-compliant application programming interface, Posix-compliant commands and utilities, the Motif X Window System interface, the Common Desktop Environment and Network File System sockets.

Proponents want to keep the Linux core open by posting source code online and letting anyone have a crack at modifying it, which could represent a security compromise for military systems for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence.

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