[cap-talk] Capabilities ... and OS frustration
markm at cs.jhu.edu
Thu May 12 08:55:22 EDT 2005
Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> If you think Butler has time for this, you're dreaming.
As far as I can tell, this list is the main forum in the world right now for
discussing capability-based access control. Butler has been making public
statements for many years that indicates his beliefs about access control are
at odds with many of those on this list. And no one on this list represents
Butler's position -- it goes undefended on this list, and therefore mostly
Either Butler's beliefs are wrong, or the beliefs generally shared on cap-talk
are wrong. As an intellectual, and especially as an intellectual making public
statements, the opportunity to correct widely publicized errors -- whether his
or of those on this list -- should be considered a high priority use of time.
The same goes for us: given this public disagreement, it would be
irresponsible for us not to seek to discuss these matters with Butler. Please
let's leave further judgment about where his time is well spent to him.
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