Re: Security overkill

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 14:49:53 MDT

On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 07:10:15PM +0000, wrote:
> > That's the problem with outsiders making up security precautions
> > for the project to take; at least one of them will,
> > accidentally, end up ruling out successful Friendliness
> > development.
> Two words: Open Source. A.k.a. Free (libre) software.

Indeed, Open Source projects are an *excellent* example of how
horrible, vast security holes can sneak in un-noticed in absence of
sufficient oversite. Witness recent holes in SSH, sendmail, and


Me:  ***   I'm a *male* Robin.
"but I'm not stupid and people are not stupid who think samely with me"
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