|| ||Andrew Josey <ajosey-AT-rdg.opengroup.org>|
|| ||Availability of COE Linux Platform review materials|
|| ||Wed, 19 Nov 2003 11:34:35 GMT|
The Open Group is adding the Linux Platform to its COE Platform
Certification program for DISA's Common Operating Environment and
announces a formal review of the draft materials.
The COE Linux Platform certification program review materials are now
All materials are available in pdf format, and the commenting format is
the aardvark format.
To submit comments you can either complete the web form at
or if you prefer to make bulk comments send them by email to
See the website for the review timetable and detailed instructions.
About The Open Group's COE Platform Certification Program:
(See also http://www.opengroup.org/certification/idx/coe.html)
Widely deployed in the US Defense Department, the Common Operating
Environment (COE) provides a foundation for building
open systems. It provides a standard environment, a set of standard
off-the-shelf components, and a set of programming standards that describe
how to add new functionality to the environment.
The COE Platform certification program is an industry supported
certification program providing a level of assurance that a system
Provide services to applications software through conforming APIs
Present a specific appearance and behavior at the Human/Computer
Execute the Government Supplied Kernel Source code with the consistent
Ensure that COE applications can be installed correctly and without
conflict with other installed COE applications.
Demonstrate interoperability and data interchange for a basic set of
Internet Application level services
Provide a minimum set of security features and security configuration checks
Provide for installation and operation from the suppliers documentation
from "out of the box" without any specialist knowledge.
This evolution adds the Linux operating system, building on LSB Certification
as described in the DISA Cross Compliance Criteria.
Andrew Josey The Open Group
Director of Certification Apex Plaza,Forbury Road,
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