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History

Here are a few key events in the development of this book,
starting from most recent events:

2009-12-22: Phil Torrance
complied with terms of GNU’s GFDL license

2009-10-16: Phil Torrance
. modification entitled “dev.unix`security”;
2009 knol.google.com
.  section “intro” released .

2002-10-29 David A. Wheeler
Version 3.000 released, adding a new section on determining security requirements and a discussion of the Common Criteria, broadening the document. Many smaller improvements were incorporated as well.
2001-01-01 David A. Wheeler
Version 2.70 released, adding a significant amount of additional material, such as a significant expansion of the discussion of cross-site malicious content, HTML/URI filtering, and handling temporary files.
2000-05-24 David A. Wheeler
Switched to GNU’s GFDL license, added more content.
2000-04-21 David A. Wheeler
Version 2.00 released, dated 21 April 2000, which switched the document’s internal format from the Linuxdoc DTD to the DocBook DTD. Thanks to Jorge Godoy for helping me perform the transition.
2000-04-04 David A. Wheeler
Version 1.60 released; changed so that it now covers both Linux and Unix. Since most of the guidelines covered both, and many/most app developers want their apps to run on both, it made sense to cover both.
2000-02-09 David A. Wheeler
Noted that the document is now part of the Linux Documentation Project (LDP).
1999-11-29 David A. Wheeler
Initial version (1.0) completed and released to the public.

Acknowledgements

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)

My thanks to the following people who kept me honest by sending me emails noting errors, suggesting areas to cover, asking questions, and so on. Where email addresses are included, they’ve been shrouded by prepending my “thanks.” so bulk emailers won’t easily get these addresses; inclusion of people in this list is not an authorization to send unsolicited bulk email to them.

  • Neil Brown (thanks.neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au)
  • Martin Douda (thanks.mad@students.zcu.cz)
  • Jorge Godoy
  • Scott Ingram (thanks.scott@silver.jhuapl.edu)
  • Michael Kerrisk
  • Doug Kilpatrick
  • John Levon (levon@movementarian.org)
  • Ryan McCabe (thanks.odin@numb.org)
  • Paul Millar (thanks.paulm@astro.gla.ac.uk)
  • Chuck Phillips (thanks.cdp@peakpeak.com)
  • Martin Pool (thanks.mbp@humbug.org.au)
  • Eric S. Raymond (thanks.esr@snark.thyrsus.com)
  • Marc Welz
  • Eric Werme (thanks.werme@alpha.zk3.dec.com)

If you want to be on this list, please send me a constructive suggestion at dwheeler@dwheeler.com. If you send me a constructive suggestion, but do not want credit, please let me know that when you send your suggestion, comment, or criticism; normally I expect that people want credit, and I want to give them that credit. My current process is to add contributor names to this list in the document, with more detailed explanation of their comment in the ChangeLog for this document (available on-line). Note that although these people have sent in ideas, the actual text is my own, so don’t blame them for any errors that may remain. Instead, please send me another constructive suggestion.

About the Author

David A. Wheeler

David A. Wheeler is an expert in computer security and has long specialized in development techniques for large and high-risk software systems. He has been involved in software development since the mid-1970s, and been involved with Unix and computer security since the early 1980s. His areas of knowledge include computer security, software safety, vulnerability analysis, inspections, Internet technologies, software-related standards (including POSIX), real-time software development techniques, and numerous computer languages (including Ada, C, C++, Perl, Python, and Java).

Mr. Wheeler is co-author and lead editor of the IEEE book Software Inspection: An Industry Best Practice, author of the book Ada95: The Lovelace Tutorial, and co-author of the GNOME User’s Guide. He is also the author of many smaller papers and articles, including the Linux Program Library HOWTO.

Mr. Wheeler hopes that, by making this document available, other developers will make their software more secure. You can reach him by email at dwheeler@dwheeler.com (no spam please), and you can also see his web site at http://www.dwheeler.com.

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About the (Primary) Author

Philip M. Torrance III (Tucson, AZ, USA, Earth, Sun#1)

BA math/sofware engineering;
research: productivity; health; empowerment .
771 N. Jerrie Ave; Tucson, AZ; 85711 .
dr.addn@gmail.com

experience

Eastern Washington University
BA, math/computer science, 1984 – 1990

software engineer
Americium Dream Documents (Self-employed)
October 2005 – Present

gathering the requirements for the
Americium Dream Documents project:


DR.ADDN

—  Discussion Recommended . Americium Dream Doc’s Networker
is my brand name for on-going doctoral work,
i.e., surveying the works of others,
then writing enhancements, clarifications, and applications .