Capabilities by any other name
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 15:45:12 -0800 (PST)
Jonathan Shapiro wrote:
> 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.
Douglas Crockford wrote:
> I hear some of those guys are pretty smart. I think they could keep up if
> your terminology is clear.
> "Death Before Confusion!"
Better yet, why don't we just get all of them in on this particular
terminology discussion too, so we can just agree on a term (whether
that be "capability", some other word plus "capability", or something
different entirely) and all be in sync?
Here are some terms i would be comfortable with:
"object capability security"
"The only `intuitive' interface is the nipple. After that, it's all learned."
-- Burce Ediger, on user interfaces