Capabilities by any other name

shapj@us.ibm.com shapj@us.ibm.com
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 17:42:39 -0500


>> Too much of the serious security
>> community groks capabilities correctly
>>
>Too much? Too much?
>
>I want to see this stuff go mainstream. If you guys are not planning on
>going mainstream, then please take me off the list.

I think I wrote confusingly.  I meant that most of the serious security
community uses the term "capability" as it is used in this list, which has
nothing to do with the way POSIX misuses the term.  This community is a
critical constituent for building popular credibility, and switching terms
would lose them.


Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph. D.
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IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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