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From "Sessoms, Mack" <z...@cdc.gov>
Subject Re: Cert. and accred. for gov't use.
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2004 16:49:44 GMT
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
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>>-----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.
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>>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
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>C&A'ed.
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>>The usual issue people raise is the CYA (Cover Your ...) topic; whom do
>>we go to when it crashes?
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>>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.
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>>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
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>can
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>>be done in a normal C&A environment as well.  It'd be great to hear
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>from
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>>people/companies who've actually done it.
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>>Yoav Shapira http://www.yoavshapira.com
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>>>-----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
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>open
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>>>source.
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