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> capability-based

For anyone wondering what that means, here's a good place to start:

http://erights.org/elib/capability/overview.html

> Modern capability security theory comes mostly from the work of Norm Hardy, Charlie Landau, Bill Frantz and others...

I worked with Norm and Bill at Tymshare in the '70s. Alas, Norm passed on last year, but I got to see Bill at his memorial. If you're in the Bay Area and into ham radio, you might run into Bill on the N6NFI repeater.




IBM's OS/400 of 1988 was, I think, the first widespread capability-based OS. Certainly it was my introduction to the concept.

It's baffling that it has taken 30 years to trickle down.


I wonder how much it will take for the safe systems programming and TIMI part though.




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