Home > Open Source > Linux Luminaries Join Government Effort Linux Luminaries Join Government Effort Eugenia Loli 2003-05-02 Open Source 3 Comments The leaders of several major open-source projects have joined George Washington University’s Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute. Read the report at BusinessWeek. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2003-05-02 3:54 pm “If successful, the initiative would lead to a single, standard version of Linux code acceptable to the government.” Does anyone know.. will this be a ‘proof of concept’ version of an OS based on the Linux kernel, stable but outdated, created just to get certification? If certification ‘takes up to five years’ how can they certify a moving target like Linux? Or will it be a ‘live’ distro, maintained, updated and available for purchase/download, but highly standardized and conservative? 2003-05-02 4:33 pm OpenBSD seems like a better base 2003-05-02 10:49 pm I agree… plus they already paid for it.