Making Untrusted Code Useful

Butler Lampson


Citation: Technical perspective: Making untrusted code useful, Comm. ACM 54, 11 (Nov. 2011), p 92.

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This short note gives my perspective on Nikolai Zeldovich’s paper about HiStar, a practical system that implements strict information flow control and can also run a large part of Linux.