[erlang-questions] US DOD Certification of Erlang?

Ulf Wiger <>
Wed Jun 11 10:54:23 CEST 2008


The DOD was AFAIK a major user of the Nortel SSL offload accelerator,
which was written in Erlang.

BR,
Ulf W

2008/6/11, Valentin Micic <>:
> 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?
>
> V.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Wagner" <>
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> 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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