Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Jan 2002 18:53 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Robert Watson is a member of the FreeBSD Project's core and security-officer teams, and founder of the TrustedBSD Project. For his day job, he is a Research Scientist in the network security research group at NAI Labs, studying operating and network security issues. His primary contributions on the FreeBSD Project come in the form of security enhancements to the system; the TrustedBSD feature set arriving in FreeBSD 5.0 will include file system access control lists, mandatory access control, and support for fine-grained privileges. DARPA is now funding a FreeBSD security research and development project at NAI Labs, and they also sub-contract to a number of independent developers in the FreeBSD community to complete that work. Read more for our exclusive interview with Robert.
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Trusted OS
by Omer Faruk Sen on Wed 30th Jan 2002 07:35 UTC

It is great to hear that Trusted OS system will be integrated to 5.0R. FreeBSD will be sure more powerful and production ready for us, system administrators and also for all *BSD community. I am sure other BSD licensed OSs will integrate such a feature in their systems after 5.0R comes out.

by Stewy on Wed 30th Jan 2002 08:48 UTC

the trustbedbsd security stuff heading for fbsd5 sound awesome! rob & co must be doing some terrific work, nice to see a govt. fund paying off!!

by Webmaster, on Thu 31st Jan 2002 19:05 UTC

Yes, could not agree more.

Have been using FreeBSD since 1995. It has come a long way.
It is nice to see government funding as a recognition of all
the FreeBSD developers who have given their time and efforts
into making FreeBSD.
Best Wishes,
Webmaster, FreeBSD Forums

Free BSD on the desktop
by Bob Kovacs on Fri 15th Mar 2002 03:27 UTC

Why is it that Apple was able to take Free BSD and create one of the most talked about operating systems in both the Mac community as well as the PC community. But companies like KDE, Gnome, or Free BSD itself, haven't been able to even come close. Does Apple have better designers and developers than what the open source community has to offer.