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    DARPA has funded OpenBSD through a program known as Composable High Assurance Trusted Systems (CHATS). The University of Pennsylvania oversees the specific proposal behind this grant, called Portable Open Source Security Elements (POSSE). The grant money has allowed De Raadt to hire former part-time volunteers as full-time employees. This staffing accelerated development and provided time for the team to report on its research by writing academic papers.


    De Raadt answered several questions about the contract for this article. He explained that no development serves only government purposes: "Nearly everything that is being developed is going into the OpenBSD source tree. All of what we do is free. Any changes which do not go into our source tree are a result of discarded work: something went wrong, something was not useful, a semantic is flawed, etc."


    Among the OpenBSD implementation projects CHATS has at least partially financed are support for cryptographic hardware, setuid reduction and daemon cleanup, systrace, the stateful OpenBSD packet filter pf, and, most recently, stack protection. Changes implemented through CHATS are likely to migrate to other systems as well. The changes are already licensed as free software, and they follow what De Raadt calls "Unix semantics" for portability. To ensure that the code is well understood and able to be shared, the implementation team has been writing papers about its design and implementation.
    Really interesting..what is that mean for hackers?. Are they will be chased by military?
    http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/3296
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    Hackers Meet Soldiers




    Military Contracts


    DARPA has funded OpenBSD through a program known as Composable High Assurance Trusted Systems (CHATS). The University of Pennsylvania oversees the specific proposal behind this grant, called Portable Open Source Security Elements (POSSE). The grant money has allowed De Raadt to hire former part-time volunteers as full-time employees. This staffing accelerated development and provided time for the team to report on its research by writing academic papers.


    De Raadt answered several questions about the contract for this article. He explained that no development serves only government purposes: "Nearly everything that is being developed is going into the OpenBSD source tree. All of what we do is free. Any changes which do not go into our source tree are a result of discarded work: something went wrong, something was not useful, a semantic is flawed, etc."


    Among the OpenBSD implementation projects CHATS has at least partially financed are support for cryptographic hardware, setuid reduction and daemon cleanup, systrace, the stateful OpenBSD packet filter pf, and, most recently, stack protection. Changes implemented through CHATS are likely to migrate to other systems as well. The changes are already licensed as free software, and they follow what De Raadt calls "Unix semantics" for portability. To ensure that the code is well understood and able to be shared, the implementation team has been writing papers about its design and implementation.
    Really interesting..what is that mean for hackers?. Are they will be chased by military?
    http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/3296
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    Re: Hackers Meet Soldiers

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    Really interesting..what is that mean for hackers?. Are they will be chased by military?
    http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/3296
    It wouldn't shock me, Angel. Fact of the matter is, some companies are trying to find hackers to either A) Test their defenses for the benefit of the company security or B) Take over as a legit security director, so it comes as no surprise to me that the military is looking to use hackers to fight the good fight.
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    Re: Hackers Meet Soldiers

    Originally posted here by sweet_angel


    Really interesting..what is that mean for hackers?. Are they will be chased by military?
    http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/3296
    It wouldn't shock me, Angel. Fact of the matter is, some companies are trying to find hackers to either A) Test their defenses for the benefit of the company security or B) Take over as a legit security director, so it comes as no surprise to me that the military is looking to use hackers to fight the good fight.
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