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From "Parsons Technical Services" <parsonstechni...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Cert. and accred. for gov't use.
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2004 17:15:35 GMT
Try:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=open+source+certified+federal+use

Lots of interesting article as well as rants.

Doug

PS Yoav, sounds like you are getting in that mode already. Not till next 
month.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sessoms, Mack" <zac9@cdc.gov>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Cert. and accred. for gov't use.


> Thanks for the reply.  I had a feeling I was being FUD-ded.
>
> Shapira, Yoav wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>That'd be 24/7/365 hopefully, although 265 would allow for a nice number
>>of vacation days for everyone ;)
>>
>>Yoav Shapira http://www.yoavshapira.com
>>
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Shapira, Yoav
>>>Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 11:37 AM
>>>To: Tomcat Users List
>>>Subject: RE: Cert. and accred. for gov't use.
>>>
>>>
>>>Hi,
>>>I *think* what you're being told is BS.  From a technical perspective
>>>there's no reason Tomcat and other Open-Source software can't be
>>>
>>C&A'ed.
>>
>>>The usual issue people raise is the CYA (Cover Your ...) topic; whom do
>>>we go to when it crashes?
>>>
>>>The answer is numerous vendors, the choice is up to the client.  There
>>>are huge (Big 4, HP, IBM, etc.) and smaller vendors who'll provide
>>>24/7/265 disaster recovery and support services for Tomcat and other
>>>open-source servers.
>>>
>>>If Tomcat can be used in an FDA-validated environment (usually a
>>>stricter set of requirements and procedures than general federal C&A)
>>>(http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/faq/fda-validation.html), I bet it
>>>
>>can
>>
>>>be done in a normal C&A environment as well.  It'd be great to hear
>>>
>>from
>>
>>>people/companies who've actually done it.
>>>
>>>Yoav Shapira http://www.yoavshapira.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Sessoms, Mack [mailto:zac9@cdc.gov]
>>>>Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 11:29 AM
>>>>To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
>>>>Subject: Cert. and accred. for gov't use.
>>>>
>>>>Does anyone know if there is any reason why Tomcat can't be certified
>>>>for use by the federal gov't?  Has anyone actually sent Tomcat through
>>>>the federal C&A process?  I'm being told it can't be because it is
>>>>
>>open
>>
>>>>source.
>>>>
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