Basic description: Create an OS that is security and crypto based. The OS will have a GUI, that is as easy to use and understand as windows. The OS will have a smaller version of itself, a command-line interpreter capable of being put on a 1.44 MB floppy and ran from it. The OS will have an attractive look. The OS will target x86 compatable processors; another project if needed will be opened to target other processor types. The OS is not suppose to be as great as linux or windows, or replace windows on the market, it isnt suppose to be that big. It does not need to come with all the bells and whistles that linux and windows come with, but enough to be functional. This will be for private persons or businesses that wish to have their work contained more effectively with less security breaches. Nothing is worse than having your computer stolen by a rival company, where encrypted files were stored, and gaining the passwords from a windows swap file! (I know of one instance where this happend to a friend of mine) All kinds of sensitive information can be stored by windows. More specifications are given in the zip file. Please read them, and if you are interested in bidding, feel free to comment.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
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If any bidder and myself chooses to kept some design specs. or technical details that we wish to put into the software secure, I have included my public GPG key with the zip file that is attached to the bid. Most details can be not so private, but I don't trust that no one can hack a website and steal information about the project, and since it IS a security project, I wish it to remain as secure as possible.
In no way will myself or you violate site agreements of rentacoder.
This is the platform.