TrustedBSD Project website updated

Robert Watson, who heads the TrustedBSD project, has updated the project’s website. The most striking change is that the different components / subprojects that are being worked are shown as tabs at the top.

For those unfamiliar with TrustedBSD, TrustedBSD is not a FreeBSD fork or anything like that, but it’s a set of trusted operating system extensions to FreeBSD. It was begun primarily by Robert Watson with the goal of implementing concepts from the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation and the Orange Book.

The TrustedBSD project is an open source project developing advanced security features for the open source FreeBSD operating system, including file system extended attributes and UFS2, Access Control Lists, OpenPAM, security event auditing with OpenBSM, mandatory access control and the TrustedBSD MAC Framework, and the GEOM storage framework. Many technologies from TrustedBSD may also be found in operating systems beyond FreeBSD, including Mac OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux.

This project is ongoing and many of its extensions have been integrated into FreeBSD.

Thanks for letting me know, Robert!

Links: TrustedBSD Project | TrustedBSD (wikipedia)

screenshot of the old website.