From: Tyler Close <>
Replying To: Karp, Alan <>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 16:41:44 -0400
Subject: Re: [e-lang] "Capability Myths Demolished" (was: Software secur ity workshop)

On Thursday 05 December 2002 16:03, you wrote:
> Tyler Close wrote:
> > Given that there has been 30 years of "bogosity" surrounding
> > capabilities, it is likely necessary that every paper that is
> > actually about capabilities contain a footnote about the Lampson
> > error. This should be sufficient to avoid confusion, without the
> > need to invent a history.
> I claim to be the first to follow Tyler's excellent suggestion.  IEEE
> Software sent me the galley proofs for my split capabilities paper right in
> the middle of this flurry of emails on the subject.  The paper describes
> the access matrix (which I think I transposed) and the row/column
> compression.  I got the editor to let me insert the sentence "Despite the
> apparent symmetry, ACLs are not equivalent to CLs." with a reference to
> "Demolished".  That's the best I could do so late in the process.

Wow, the scientific process in action right before our very eyes.
This is great. 

> Tyler, you need to write your paper on the subject, so we have a solid
> piece of work to cite.

Thank you for the encouragement. I will write a paper. I am not
sure what to do with it, but I'll write it. 

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