Bug 1255542 - Improve first opening Introduction paragrph of Selinux Users and Admistrator Guide
Improve first opening Introduction paragrph of Selinux Users and Admistrator ...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: security-guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pete Travis
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Reported: 2015-08-20 17:06 EDT by Leslie Satenstein
Modified: 2015-08-20 17:22 EDT (History)
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Description Leslie Satenstein 2015-08-20 17:06:53 EDT
Description of problem:
Paragraph reads

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a mandatory access control mechanism in the Linux kernel, checking for allowed operations after standard discretionary access controls are checked. It was created by the National Security Agency and can enforce rules on files and processes in a Linux system, and on their actions, based on defined policies. 

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What is the difference in meaning between checked and approved and validated?
Should this introduction read...

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a mandatory access control mechanism in the Linux kernel, allowing approved operations after standard discretionary access controls are validated. It was created by the National Security Agency and can enforce rules on files and processes in a Linux system, and on their actions, based on defined policies. 



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Checking does not mean acceptance or refusal.  Suggest the replacement text.

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Comment 1 Pete Travis 2015-08-20 17:22:05 EDT
For the purposes of an introduction, both the current and proposed copy are equally valid.  Making a judgment between them that would be meaningful to the reader would require us to define words like "check" and "validate" in the copy, and that would stray from the scope of the guide.

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