[Openvas-discuss] Security language is english !?
timb at nth-dimension.org.uk
Wed Apr 30 15:13:02 CEST 2008
On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> AFAIU, the "security language" is english. All relevant sources of security
> alerts are in english and need to be understood anyway by the auditors.
> (Yes, there are some non-english sources of security alerts, but in fact
> these could even be better implemented as separate base NASL scripts
> and form some sort of a profile of its own).
> So, I'd be interested in your opinion/thoughts on whether we should
> remove any of the Server-side localization support for NASL scripts .... ?
I've just done a quick poll of our office regarding this. Amongst a Turk,
a German, an Indian and a native English speaker, the opinion is that at a
technical level, yes English is expected. However, the German also gave
tha business justification that not everyone who might use OpenVAS might
be technical. The Turk also made an interesting point, that in Turkey
there is a large community of developers who spend their time porting
applications to Turkish because they do not wish to use an English based
application. I'm not sure of any specific conclusions to draw from this
but maybe it's a problem to let the community solve. I do however wonder
what effort would be required to port OpenVAS to GLib et al which might
solve I18N issues.
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