If you're selling software, or working on an open source project that might be used by the government, there's a lot of homework you can do to make things easier for everyone. I get asked about this a lot, so I made this list.
So we had a bunch of announcements this week. Here they all are, in one place. Hopefully, we don't announce anything on Friday. We announced our Platform-as-a-Service strategy and our plan for OpenShift, which is all part of our Open Cloud. I'd tell you if this was just some boring product announcement. It's not. When I was briefed on … Continue reading This Week in Red Hat
FedRAMP is how clouds will be authorized for use in the Federal government. With it, the government to authorize a cloud for use just once, instead of forcing each agency to authorize the same cloud over and over. The FedRAMP program office published a CONOPS document, which sketches out how everything will work. It's tedious. … Continue reading FedRAMP for the impatient.
This is an expanded version of a document that I wrote for Red Hat internally. I'm now sharing it with all of you because I find myself reciting this information at least once a week. I hope you enjoy it. Please keep in mind that I'm not a lawyer, DAA, or procurement officer. All the … Continue reading A Common Criteria Primer
Today, we announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is shooting for its 14th Common Criteria certification. My job means I get excited about Common Criteria certifications, which also means I'm unpopular at dinner parties. This certification, though, has me more excited than usual, because it means much more than a rubber stamp from a certification … Continue reading How Linux, sandboxes and happy accidents can help a soldier.