[erlang-questions] US DOD Certification of Erlang?
Wed Jun 11 11:13:14 CEST 2008
Two birds with one stone ("Made in U.S.A" tag and open-source! ((-:||).
It seems that "those higher up" are just using "certification" as an excuse.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ulf Wiger" <>
To: "Valentin Micic" <>; "Adam Wagner"
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] US DOD Certification of Erlang?
> The DOD was AFAIK a major user of the Nortel SSL offload accelerator,
> which was written in Erlang.
> Ulf W
> 2008/6/11, Valentin Micic <>:
>> IMHO, open source may introduce security risks that might be very
>> to quantify. Maybe a sound approach would be to see if they ever
>> any open-source environment (how's Java doin', for example) and see if it
>> 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?
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