[cap-talk] 'Mask' (sensory, inheritance, Norm)

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Fri Aug 17 17:22:41 EDT 2007

Alan Grover wrote:
> Richard Kulisz[2] (on c2.com wiki) seems to have a solution which he
> calls "General Capability Model"

Aside from the name, I don't see what this scheme has to do with
capabilities.  The fundamental aspect of a capability is that it
combines designation with authorization.  Kulisz says, "So if you have a
delete permission set then this means that you have permission to delete
that capability (assuming you can get a message through to it)."  That
doesn't sound like a capability to me.

Alan Karp
Principal Scientist
Virus Safe Computing Initiative
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
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