Re: BK2CVS problem
From: Scott Robert Ladd
Date: Thu Nov 06 2003 - 08:28:53 EST
Andrew Walrond wrote:
Somebody getting access to and inserting exploits directly into the linux
source is not something we should take lightly. Whilst we understand the
limits of the problem, the fact that it happened at all could get /.'d out of
all proportion and be used to seriously undermine linux's reputation
Well, it's hit /. and OSNews already this morning.
Mainstream media is now aware of Linux; for better or worse, someday, an
issue like this is going to leak beyond Slashdot onto the pages of the
Wall Street Journal and ZDNet. Maybe not this time -- but eventually.
Open development is the ultimate in honesty -- and honesty leaves us
vulnerable to being bitten by the ignorati and anti-freedom forces.
Scott Robert Ladd
Coyote Gulch Productions (http://www.coyotegulch.com)
Software Invention for High-Performance Computing
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