Matthias G. Eckermann wrote:
Hello Dominique and all,
On 2014-10-03 T 18:54 Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
([...] FIPS is a certification level which is probably important for SLE, which likely strives for a FIPS-140 certification.
Yes, we do strive for a FIPS 140-2 validation for several security modules. See the public list of "Modules in Process" at: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140InProcess.pdf
As openSUSE will likely never throw the money in to get such a cert, it's less important, but the tools can still make sense there).
I agree, but I am obviously biased, ...
I'm not sure if the tools make sense in openSUSE, but it's probably not important. I was only looking through the list of stuff selected in the minimal text-mode install and trying to weed out unnecessary stuff. (for a faster, not smaller, install).