Following very positive feedback we have included clarification and increased the scope so bidders might wish to review their quotation. The require solution is now removal of encryption above 56bits in the Linux Kernel and associated packages listed below to make them US sanctions compliant. Would like a coder to propose a time scale and cost for the work as well as version to be specified as part of the solution. The coder is desired as part of their solution to propose a time scale and identify milestones in the delivery of the end solution such that OS, basic desktop, advanced desktop and add on packages are defined as specific deliverables in this order. This will enable us to start testing the result before final completion and make stage payments. The coder is also desired to define how they would demonstrate their code is US sanctions compliant i.e. by the running of a coder checker. We are willing to accept coder checkers that might be sold to us by the coder as part of a separate contract or recommended by the coder for us to negotiate with the third part company.
required to provide a Linux kernel and desktop with US encryption removed to make it US sanctions complaint for use in Syria. Ongoing support and maintenance work available to the successful bidder. All new patches and updates will have to be verified and potentially modified. This work is also available to the winning bidder if they wish it. We expect to be working in Syria for at least 4 years but potentially 35 years. List of applications/services that need to be supported on both desktop and servers. We are willing to split this into component parts if you feel the whole job is too large for you. Just specify what you are quoting for.