Introduction

We understand the complexity of code and policy as the most fundamental security problem shared by modern general-purpose operating systems. Because of high functional demands and dynamic workloads, however, this complexity cannot be avoided. But it can be organized. Genode is a novel OS architecture that is able to master complexity by applying a strict organizational structure to all software components including device drivers, system services, and applications. The Genode OS framework is an open-source tool kit for building highly secure component-based operating systems. It scales from embedded devices to dynamic general-purpose computing.

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capability-based security, microkernel, principle of least authority, sandboxing, virtualization

The Book

The book "Genode Foundations" describes the Genode OS framework in a holistic and comprehensive way. It equips the reader with a thorough understanding of the architecture, assists developers with the explanation of the development environment and system configuration, and provides a look under the hood of the framework. Furthermore, it contains the specification of the framework's programming interface. Download the book as PDF

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News Item Sculpt as a Community Experience Mar 19, 2019
The fourth stage of Sculpt OS introduces a new federated software provisioning model while giving the user full control over the component deployment via a novel graphical user interface.
News Item Genodians.org Mar 08, 2019
Genodians.org is the new place to be for getting the latest news and stories around Genode. It is a federated blog by and for developers and users alike.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 19.02 Feb 28, 2019
Version 19.02 enhances Sculpt OS with a federated software provisioning model, showcases the use of Java for an IoT network appliance and the creation of a component-based web service, improves the runtime support for Ada and SPARK, and adds board support for i.MX6 Quad Sabrelite and Nitrogen6 SoloX.
News Item Road Map for 2019 Jan 15, 2019
In 2019, we will focus on practical use cases, on interoperability, and on harmonizing Genode with existing applications and programming languages.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 18.11 Nov 29, 2018
Genode 18.11 is focused on improving quality assurance on various fronts, including static code analysis, on-target test orchestration, and code-coverage measurements. Furthermore, it introduces support for Mirage-OS unikernels, a new health-monitoring mechanism, a Genode SDK, an SSH server, and a new window layouter.
News Item Dual licensing of 3rd-party Genode components Nov 16, 2018
To nurture a sustainable ecosystem around the Genode OS framework, we introduce a new approach for conducting dual-licensing businesses enabled by Genode.
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