Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:40 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews interviews Alexander Tsolkas, security consultant, Director Sales & Marketing at Iπsec Ltd. Germany, and creator of HSS, or High Security Server, a highly secure Linux kernel and a proprietary management Control Panel. We ask him about his product and about the state of ultra high security computing.
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RE[5]: Marketing?
by Doc Pain on Fri 1st Jul 2011 09:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Marketing?"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

I suppose, you may wait until I will have translated our whitepaper into English.


I hope you will apply more quality to the english version of the whitepaper (really, not uninteresting!) than to the german version witch iss ful of speling erors annd, a typogreffical kattastrofe. :-)

Really, I find your project interesting, and it deserves higher-quality representation text material. You really should invest into a person that knows German sufficiently well (and also can use proper professional typesetting tools for optimal presentation) and can also provide a well written english version. Low quality documentation should not be the reason why a good project is being laughed at.

Pages 5 and 7 are "good" examples full of spelling errors and typographical no-gos. To a professional reader, the missing quality might very well be a reason to stop reading after page 2, which would be sad as the document is quite informative, but very hard to read.

You should also pay more attention at using correct terminology; e. g. page 5 footnote 1 mentiones the IMMUTABLE flag which definitely is not limited to Linux operating systems (only).

As security experts, being precise and correct is mandatory. You see, I'm not insulting you; please see my comment as a friendly advice without any belitteling of you as a person or HSS as a project - see it as constructive criticism including stated reasons.

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RE[6]: Marketing?
by dzx6w3 on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 10:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Marketing?"
dzx6w3 Member since:
2011-06-30

I have not find typos on pages 5 to 7 but some format problems in deed. Thanks, yes, will consider it. We are just in the start-up phase for marketing now, and I like contructive criticism. I will go through it again, when writing the English version.

Bye and a good weekend
Alex

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RE[7]: Marketing?
by Doc Pain on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 11:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Marketing?"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

I have not find typos on pages 5 to 7 but some format problems in deed.


Example on page 5: 1.1 item 2 missing comma after "werden"; item 4 "d.h." missing non-variable space; item 5 supoerflous comma before "etc"; item 12 "dass" (conjunction daß) instead of "das" (article) required; footnote 1 exact opposite error.

Same page, 1.2 "sogenannten" unword according to newspeak, has to be "so genannten" now.

Superflous and missing commas, also missing hyphen in compound nouns. Also the typesetting is very bad on this page.

Those are of course not all errors on this page, there are more. I just picked those as an example to illustrate that they are definitely there. Proper proofreading will bring up many others.

Examples on page 7 contain typesetting again, there are massive "holes" in the text because of missing hyphenation. Also watch the commas.

Thanks, yes, will consider it. We are just in the start-up phase for marketing now, and I like contructive criticism. I will go through it again, when writing the English version.


Good idea, and honestly good luck, as properly reviewing and correcting the errors in content and form (which have to match each other if one wants a document to be taken seriously) are very important. And the project is worth it.

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