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Re: PATCH[1/1] Linux Security Guide

On Sun, Jan 04, 2009 at 09:07:16PM +1000, Murray McAllister wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Magnus Glantz <mg hacka net> wrote:
> > My €5 as an non US citizen.
> >
> > I do not feel comfortable with a guide that seems almost completely
> > ripped off published US military/government documents.
> I only looked at the English. I was not aware of the origins of the content.
> I will be more careful in future.
> Thanks! :-)

"Ripped off" seems unnecessarily harsh to me, and incorrectly implies
that somehow the content was lifted without permission, when in fact
the references in question are freely available to everyone (USA
domestic or foreign).  The principles embodied in most of those
references are fairly universal and you'll find them echoed in most
high-level infosec materials.  In fact, some foreign governments use
these references themselves.

The Security Guide continues to be a collaborative, participatory
project, so anyone who is unhappy with the content -- or completely
satisfied, too, for that matter -- is free to get involved! :-)  You
could start by providing equivalent or comparable non-US references,
for example.

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