Since a Canadian firm was contracted, apologies were likely written into the contract well ahead of time, because Canada.
You might start with looking at FEDRAMP complaint providers found here: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/131931 I would imagine that those listed providers also have FISMA certification so you'll be able to determine if the categorization of the data you are trying to protect is met by the provider. ITAR categorized data must be stored in CONUS and I believe AWS Government Community Cloud and the USDA National Information Technology Center offered by United States Department of Agriculture supports CONUS only storage. I believe Google Apps for Government does as well. But the key thing is to ensure the FiSMA cert matches the categorization of your data.
Can I get an app that generates car analogies?
As a corporate overlord to well-meaning young hippie-leaning techies, Canonical has always been a bit odd. I recall their early versions came bundled with video samples of Nelson Mandela. That sort of bald-faced symbolic sales pitch to the young and idealistic was cleverly successful even if it now seems a bit easier to criticize them for their recent decisions. If it's a walled garden they're building, I suppose it'll have lots of flowers in it.
My federal masters have long argued that the validation of open source code by many eyes was a losing argument. It turns out what they meant by many eyes wasn't what we thought they meant.
...until they can post, "I replaced it with Mint Touch and never looked back."
...and the problem is multiplied like by a bazillion. Linux is a perfect solution except for all those kids games like Freddy Fish and when they get older, Call of Duty etc. I learned to fear my children much more than the People's Republic of Crafty Hackers. After awhile you pretty much get resigned to it and end up teaching them how to do the internets the right way. And you'll still have to re-image every so often.
On the other side of an office door, I heard the worst noise I've ever heard from spinning drives and in my panic, didn't even see the "do not disturb" sign. Turns out it wasn't spinning drives I was hearing. The lactating woman on the other side of the door milking herself with a noisy pump nearly threw the infernal machine at me. Some things are not meant to be seen.
When I realized they took away my minimize button I damn sure needed some free beer
A movie about an evil data center housed in a thermonuclear bunker attacking the internet in revenge for a slight? Yeah, I would probably watch that movie. Especially if they called in The Joes. And Scarlett Johansson.
GovCheese writes "Canonical, the software company that manages and funds Ubuntu, announced that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will base their national reference architecture for standard operating systems on Ubuntu, and they will call it Kylin. Arguably China is the largest desktop market and the announcement has important implications. Shuttleworth's phrasing of, “The release of Ubuntu Kylin brings the Chinese open source community into the global Ubuntu community,” will irk many who already feel Shuttleworth controversial, but the partnership further cements Ubuntu as an open-source influencer. This is a win for Ubuntu. Is it a win for the open-source community?"
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That Canonical's citing of Wayland's limitations were mostly refuted speaks to the larger issue of Canonical just not speaking to the non-Canonical dev community. Or at least this is the perception. Now that Caonical has influence, the non-Canonical devs perceive more and more that Shuttlecock is effectively developing a closed system that abandons the cooperative consensus that has driven community progress in the past. And when their Contributor License Agreement provides for non-free copyright, if Canonical chooses, with contributions toCanonical code, the fear is heightened. Of course the lens/privacy issue confirmed that fear. Basically Canonical is seen as more and more as throwing its corporate weight in ways that aren't pretty. It may or may not be good for linux going mainstream, but it's not pretty.
"One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty," is what MLK said from a Birmingham jail. It's a sentiment I wish would enter the conversation more often when we talk about how to do civil disobedience the right way.
Subway Corporate announces that their foot-long measurements were unfortunately based on accepted assumptions of larger protons.
Weatherhead received the most severe sentence due to his cybernym, Nerdo, indicating a special danger to himself, his fellows and to society.