[Discussioni] [NEWS] No Defense for Linux
sama a miu-ft.org
Mer 28 Lug 2004 10:14:54 CEST
Ciao a tutti.
Questa la mando perche`, nell'orgia di sciocchezze e mezze verita`
(non mi stupirei di scoprire che il sig. O'Dowd ha perso un appalto
con il DoD statunitense) ci sono alcune considerazioni (o meglio,
accenni di considerazione) relative al problema delle metodologie di
sviluppo, accounting, testing, etc, etc a mio parere degne di
Linux is being designed into future U.S. defense systems, including
the Army's Future Combat System (FCS), the Land Warrior, and the
Global Information Grid, which will connect future military systems
into one network. This spread of Linux into defense systems is cause
for serious concern. Linux security is inadequate for defense use.
The Linux operating system is developed by an open source
process. With the knowledge that Linux is going to control our most
advanced defense systems, foreign intelligence agencies and
terrorists can easily infiltrate the Linux community to contribute
subversive software. The risk is particularly acute since many Linux
contributors are based in countries from which the U.S. would never
purchase commercial defense software. Some embedded Linux providers
even outsource their development to China and Russia.
It would be incredibly naive to believe that other countries and
terrorist organizations would not exploit an easy opportunity to
sabotage our military or critical infrastructure systems when we
have been doing the same to them for more than 20 years!
Several operating systems have been DO-178B Level A certified. Until
Linux is certified to DO-178B Level A, our soldiers, sailors, airmen
and marines should not be asked to trust their lives with it.
Andrea Glorioso sama a miu-ft.org +39 333 820 5723
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