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Re: Zope?

From: Stanley A. Klein
Subject: Re: Zope?
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 12:11:07

I looked at their web page.  Zope has a standalone persietent object
database called Standalone ZODB that is a separate part of the Zope
project.  They can evidently use other databases as backends, although I
didn't see reference to any of the ones GNUe is using.

It's definitely worth a look for the application server team.

BTW, on another topic, it seems that the Linux loadable kernel module
capability for security is now in the 4.5.x kernel (the development
version) that will become 4.6 when it is released for general use).  That
will enable a variety of operating system supported security kernel modules
to be selected and loaded, such as the Security Enhanced Linux loadable
kernel module.  SEL supports three user-configurable security schemes,
including role-based access control, type enforcement, and sensitivity
labels.  SEL and the other security kernel modules being made available
will provide a rich set of potential security capabilities that GNUe can
tap to support a range of user-determined security requirements, at least
on the Linux platform.  All we will need to do is use them.

Stan Klein

At 12:00 PM 5/17/2002 -0400, Jason Cater <address@hidden> wrote:

>This is certainly a valid question. Several of the core developers use
Zope as web/portal servers at their places of work. GNUe is even switching
to a Zope backend for our website. 
>While it's true that Zope is an application server, it is our opinion that
Zope is a specialized, targeted web application server -- it's targeted at
serving web applications / content. Even their site says this: 
>    "Zope is a leading open source application server, 
>     specializing in content management, portals, and 
>     custom applications."
>However, I could be way off base... sometimes free/open source projects
are more general-purpose than they at first comes across. In any case, our
tools are fairly modular in nature, so if someone wanted to use Zope as a
backend, our tools should support it. 
>I hope this was somewhat helpful. 

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