Close Enough for Government Work? A Brief History of Linux
Source: LinuxNews - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Linux is up against some stern arguments against its use in secure government computing--arguments open source security experts are happily blowing apart. The open source development method itself came under fire in a recent article in Government Computer News titled "Linux . . . Linux is up against some stern arguments against its use in secure government computing--arguments open source security experts are happily blowing apart. The open source development method itself came under fire in a recent article in Government Computer News titled "Linux not ready for DOD prime time." The article's author, Mark A. Kellner, postulates that the open source method makes Linux a gamble for secure computing needs: "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," he wrote.

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