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# OSS gets a good nod in Security Awards

#### CmdrTaco posted more than 15 years ago | from the i-forgot-my-password dept.

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jose nazario writes "hey, just a quick note to say that L0phtcrack, nmap and the IPsec draft all got high nods from InfoWorld's Golden Gaurdian awards for 1998. a brief quote, "The developing IPSec standard also is represented in the third portion of 1998's Goldie, which we bestow on the scope of open-source security solutions. Self-reliance is a central tenet of the security administrator's bible, and 1998 saw the release and improvement of some useful tools for security administrators." enjoy. "

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### OSS shall rule the world (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015108)

OSS OS's shall rule the world, and there was much rejoicing.

### Spelling (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015109)

Don't you mean Golden Guardian?

### And of course a thumbs up for OpenBSD (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015110)

\begin{quote}

Finally, we'd be remiss in ignoring OpenBSD in any discussion of top open-source security products. It registered high in our e-mail survey, and we promise to take a more active look at it in future columns.

\end{quote}

Information about the security can be found at http://www.openbsd.org/security.html [openbsd.org] and http://www.openbsd.org/plus.html [openbsd.org]

### Open Sound System (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015111)

It's get to see Open Sound System getting so much press lately. Keep up the good work people at 4front-tech.com!

I assume you idiots dont mean Open Source Software, as it would be Microsoftian to refer to it as OSS, which is in fact, Microsoft's coined abbreviation for Open Source.

### OSS?? (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015112)

OSS refers to the sound drivers for Linux and a number of other operating systems.

### correct term has always been Free Software... (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015113)

I'm getting sick of OSS newbs... Most of em have no clue they use GNU (some of em prolly don't, even; they use doze and just pretend to be pro-Free), much less any clue what GNU is or why it's so important.

Of course, there's a plenty of non-GNU stuff that's Free Software too, particularly BSD stuff, so don't think I'm limiting the definition of Free Software to GNU/GPL'd software. I'm just rather annoyed with 'reet OSS dudes who want to make Linux'' into a doze lookalike and who have no understanding of the OS they call Linux.

- RF (dfelker@cnu.edu)

### opensource.com (0)

#### Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2015114)

I visited this site and didn't find any info about you. How do you explain this? Are you going to sue this company? They don't seem to respect you. If you don't sue them can't they prevent open source from being approved as a certification mark?

Oh, and why did you slam Nick Petreley for using the word collaborative? Is he really BAD or something because he used a word you don't lay claim to or because he didn't use a word you do lay claim to? Help us to understand all this, Bruce!

Daniel Webster

### Hmm. (1)

#### Trepidity (597) | more than 15 years ago | (#2015115)

Every time L0pht Heavy Industries or Phrack are mentioned here, they are ridiculed as being "crackers." Yet now that they win some awards (with L0phtcrack and nmap) the OSS community suddenly claims them as part of the community. Odd.

### Punishing NT users (1)

#### Ex Machina (10710) | more than 15 years ago | (#2015116)

On a side note, the GUI L0phtcrack is shareware. Nice way to punish clueless NT lusers. CLI version is Open Source.

Ex Machina "From the Machine"
xm@GeekMafia.dynip.com [http://GeekMafia.dynip.com/]

### Hey. I've seen that before.. (1)

#### kj98 (17839) | more than 15 years ago | (#2015117)

Looks relatively familiar ;)

http://www.codetalker.com [codetalker.com]

### Linux for the Masses (1)

#### ixian (249069) | more than 15 years ago | (#2015118)

Why do you demand that people who use free software sign up for the politics? Is there supposed to be a minimum intelligence limit for your average Linux user? Although I may be wading through a few more newbie posts on newsgroups, I'm happy to see the new-found popularity of Linux and the attention it's brought to the free software effort. Making it more "doze-like" (if this is what's required to present a more friendly human interface) will only allow more users to escape the QA-hell that's Microsoft. Whether new users understand the different licensing models or philosophy behind it makes little difference to me. All this attention can only lead to more, higher quality free software.

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