[linux-elitists] FC: Wired articles on open source software and federal government (fwd)

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Mon Jun 17 09:07:39 PDT 2002

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Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:00:36 -0400
From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
To: politech@politechbot.com
Subject: FC: Wired articles on open source software and federal government

[These are some of my last articles for Wired News. I wrote them
(with Robert Zarate) before I left; they ran last week. --Declan]


   ...a Wired News survey of 14 Cabinet-level agencies found that
   open-source software has made scant progress inside the federal
   government. While a handful of agencies use Linux regularly, most have
   adopted the operating system minimally -- if at all.
   "Linux is not on our list of approved operating systems," said a
   senior State Department information technology official who spoke on
   condition of anonymity. "That generally dictates whether it's used or


   Behind Linux's Struggle in Gov't
   By Declan McCullagh and Robert Zarate 
   2:00 a.m. June 13, 2002 PDT
   WASHINGTON -- Proprietary software makers say they don't view Linux
   and its brethren as an immediate threat to their dominance inside the
   federal government.


   Super-Secure Linux, Inch by Inch
   By Declan McCullagh and Robert Zarate
   2:00 a.m. June 11, 2002 PDT
   WASHINGTON -- Super-secure additions to the Linux operating system are
   inching closer to the mainstream.
   Developers have turned Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), a prototype
   created in part by the National Security Agency, into a module that
   operates almost seamlessly on the Linux operating system.

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