[Talk] Re: [Linux-aus] This one's big...

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Tue Aug 5 22:22:59 EST 2003

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 09:30:17PM +1000, Brad Hards wrote:
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> On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 15:36 pm, Con Zymaris wrote:
> > This essentially means that the last major barrier has been removed for
> > Linux deployments in sensitive-government sites in the US, Candada, UK,
> > Australia and NZ, which following a similar security certification
> > protocol suite...
> Maybe useful for marketing, but essentially meaningless. Hell, Microsoft got 

Of course it's only useful in martketing! 

Most of the corporate world neither know-of nor care about the vagaries of
Common Criteria. But they do know that this _sounds_ serious and official.

It also makes Linux a lot easier to sell to government policy-makers. This 
is one more checklist item 'checked'.

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