[erlang-questions] US DOD Certification of Erlang?

Valentin Micic <>
Wed Jun 11 07:43:12 CEST 2008

IMHO, open source may introduce security risks that might be very dificult 
to quantify. Maybe a sound approach would be to see if they ever certified 
any open-source environment (how's Java doin', for example) and see if it is 
even possible. But I have a strong feeling that DoD would not certify 
something that does not have a "Made in U.S.A." tag, woulld they? ;-) I 
mean, just think about it -- if they can run it, so can Russia, Iran... 
where's the competitive advantage?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Wagner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 3:07 AM
Subject: [erlang-questions] US DOD Certification of Erlang?

>I currently work for a US defense contractor, but am relatively new to
> government work.  From what I've learned so far about Erlang I can see
> programs on the horizon where it would be a great fit.  Whenever I've
> mentioned the idea to those higher up, I'm told that it would never
> happen because the DOD would never "certify" it.  Has anybody else
> gone down this road with Erlang that could offer advice?
> Thanks,
> Adam
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