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From "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shap...@mpi.com>
Subject RE: Cert. and accred. for gov't use.
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2004 16:45:25 GMT

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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