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[News] Boeing and the Military Prefer Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Boeing and the Military Prefer Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 10:09:06 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Open for the Future

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| Besides the issue of cost, the increasing scope and complexity of military 
| software requirements encourages the use of open source. "If the project is 
| of a sufficient scale, you cannot get there without an open source approach," 
| said Dewey Houck, a senior engineer at Boeing, the lead systems integrator 
| for the Army's FCS.    
| Linux is being deployed as the operating system for the Future Combat Systems 
| (FCS), Houck noted. Other open technologies are being incorporated in FCS's 
| System of Systems Common Operating Environment.  



The Complex Crux Of Wireless Warfare

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| Boeing and the Army said they chose not to use Microsoft's proprietary 
| software because they didn't want to be beholden to the company. Instead, 
| they chose to develop a Linux-based operating system based on publicly 
| available code.   


Boeing 777 - The Linux Penguin Lives

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| Interesting how much Linux has made in roads into our lives. It
| seems that some of the aairlines who use the Boeing 777 are using 
| Linux as their entertainment center.


Real-time Linux helps design military cargo plane

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| Airbus reportedly tapped real-time Linux in designing its A400M
| military transport plane, set to ship this year. Concurrent said
| it supplied the German airplane manufacturer with real-time
| Linux-based systems used for hardware-in-loop (HIL) simulation
| test stands used to perfect the A400M's "high-lift control computers."


Linux headed into Boeing anti-sub aircraft

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| Boeing has awarded Wind River Systems a contract to embed its version
| of Linux into a new military aircraft, the company plans to announce
| Monday along with a new batch of products built around the
| open-source operating system.


Over 30s VAX, Linux breeds Boeing's new jets

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| Hawker de Havilland, the local arm of aircraft engineering giant Boeing,
| will retire its 30-year-old VAX system in favour of its new Linux-based
| environment in the manufacture of parts for the company's next-generation
| 787 jets.


TCS makes Linux DISA compliant

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| Trusted Computer Solutions has upgraded its Security Blanket security 
| compliance software so that it can make Red Hat Enterprise Linux compliant 
| with the settings defined in the Defense Information Systems Agency’s 
| Security Technical Implementation Guide for that operating system.   


Linux Will Be An Army of One! 

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| The United States Army revealed that their goal is to move entirely from 
| Windows to Linux. While this will take considerable time, the Army is looking 
| at ways of getting the two operating systems to work together. To accomplish 
| this task, it's turning to Red Hat Enterprise 5.   


Conference Highlights Open Technology Adoption within Defense and
Intelligence Systems  

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| "When we rolled into Baghdad, we did it using open source," General
| Justice continued. "It may come as a surprise to many of you, but the
| U.S. Army is "the" single largest install base for Red Hat Linux.
| I'm their largest customer."


Army Seeks to Catalyze Open Source Intelligence

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| A new U.S. Army Field Manual is intended to advance the development
| and use of open source intelligence (OSINT), which is intelligence
| that is derived from publicly available data legally obtained.


A Network Appliance Platform for Linux Applications at the US Department of

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| U.S. military requirements for network devices are growing more and
| more demanding, making a flexible Linux-based platform the foundation
| of choice. 


High-integrity software is key topic at 2007 Military Technologies Conference

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| Following Tokar will be Redge Bartholomew, engineering manager at Rockwell 
| Collins on "Static Analysis as an Example Approach to High Integrity Open 
| Source Software." 
| [...]
| "Why High Integrity Software Requires Open Source Tools," is the 
| presentation of the module's last speaker, Robert Dewar, president and 
| chief executive officer of AdaCore.


Department of Defense Releases Open Technology Development Roadmap

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| According to OSSI, "OTD methodology will enable DoD organizations
| and contractors to rapidly adapt and extend existing software capabilities
| in response to shifting threats and requirements without, being locked in
| to a specific vendor or held hostage to proprietary technologies."


US Army struggles with Windows to Linux overhaul

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| In multiple media reports over the past two weeks, the US Army has professed 
| its love for the penguin. The Army eventually intends to move from a 
| Windows-based infrastructure over to Linux for its new, roughly $200bn 
| weapons program.   


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