Flask architecture for flexible mandatory access control to OpenSolaris has been submitted to and approved by the OpenSolaris security community

I just received the best news from Stephen Smalley at the National Security Agency (NSA). A project to add the Flask architecture for flexible mandatory access control to OpenSolaris has been submitted to and approved by the OpenSolaris security community. This represents another milestone in bringing flexible MAC to mainstream operating systems and will broaden the set of platforms that support this technology. The project is a joint initiative of the NSA and Sun.

This is sooo great, we are excited about working with the NSA to add the Flask architecture to Solaris. We believe this will augment Solaris’ already strong adoption and security profile. We look forward to working closely with the NSA and the Flask community of developers to extend this advanced security technology into Open Solaris.

Sun’s John Weeks and Rose Mucci deserve much of the credit for working with the great engineers on the Solaris security team and the NSA to make this project move forward. My special thanks to both of them for all their hard work to make this happen.

The original project proposal and feedback can be found on the opensolaris-security-discuss mailing list. The project now has a page and separate discussion list set up.

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