Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 09:16 UTC, submitted by obsethryl
.NET (dotGNU too) "Previously, we have presented one of the two opensource licensed projects related to creating a C# kernel. Now it's the time to complete the set by rightfully presenting SharpOS, an effort to build a GPL version 3 + runtime exception licensed system, around a C# kernel of their own design. It is my pleasure and priviledge to host a set of questions and answers from four active developers of SharpOS, that is William Lahti, Bruce Markham, Mircea - Cristian Racasan and Sander van Rossen in order to get some insight into what they are doing with SharpOS, their goals, their different design and inspiration."
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RE[4]: advantages
by Nelson on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: advantages"
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Well, it's to take into account that humans make mistakes and therefore the Software Isolation could be compromised in theory.

Not that it's at all likely, but even for things that don't conform to the philosophies of managed code (Sandboxing Native code using a VM for example), this is a very good compromise.

That way you can run "Trusted" applications using only a SIP, and untrusted or native applications using a SIP with additional hardware protection.

I think it would work if used sparingly, but that remains to be seen.

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