[erlang-questions] US DOD Certification of Erlang?

Toby Thain <>
Sun Jun 15 20:44:10 CEST 2008


On 11-Jun-08, at 2:43 AM, Valentin Micic wrote:

> 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?

The ludicrousness of this position is clear when one realises that  
the home-grown product is Windows. :-)

--Toby

>
> V.
>
> ----- 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
>> _______________________________________________
>> erlang-questions mailing list
>> 
>> http://www.erlang.org/mailman/listinfo/erlang-questions
>>
>
> _______________________________________________
> erlang-questions mailing list
> 
> http://www.erlang.org/mailman/listinfo/erlang-questions




More information about the erlang-questions mailing list