On the E-Lang list, we've had a long running discussion debating the pros and cons of Capability vs ACL security architecture. Although many controversies remain, after a while Marc Stiegler noticed that many other points were no longer being argued. Through discussion and debate, had this group of argumentative experts had actually arrived at many points of agreement? After an agreed upon process, this statement captures this consensus among the participants listed below.
The Original Message
Statements Of Consensus as of February 9, 2001
Marc Stiegler marcs-at-skyhunter.com
Disclaimer: The participants in this discussion have a wide disparity of knowledge about different aspects of these discussions. Consequently, the necessarily more correct way of stating this consensus is that everyone agrees within the constraints of their knowledge: For any one aspect of these statements of consensus, those with a weaker knowledge of that aspect know of no fault in the statement, and are necessarily trusting those with a stronger knowledge of that aspect to have highlighted a fault if there is one. Equally of course, if new evidence or insights become available, people may have a different opinion at a later date, making this document obsolete.
Participants in this discussion, alphabetical by first name, include:
Alan Karp alan_karp-at-hp.com Ben Laurie ben-at-algroup.co.uk Bill Frantz frantz-at-pwpconsult.com Chip Morningstar chip-at-communities.com Chris Hibbert hibbert-at-netcom.com Dan Bornstein danfuzz-at-milk.com Dan Moniz dnm-at-pobox.com David Wagner daw-at-mozart.cs.berkeley.edu Hal Finney hal-at-finney.org Jonathan Shapiro shap-at-cs.jhu.edu Ka-Ping Yee ping-at-lfw.org Marc Stiegler marcs-at-skyhunter.com Mark Miller markm-at-caplet.com Norm Hardy norm-at-cap-lore.com Nikita Borisov nikitab-at-cs.berkeley.edu Ralph Hartley hartley-at-aic.nrl.navy.mil Tyler Close tclose-at-oilspace.com
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