All "GNU" software potentially Trojaned

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 14 01:53:06 PDT 2003


Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 11:25:04PM -0600, Brett Glass wrote:
> > CERT Advisory CA-2003-21 GNU Project FTP Server Compromise
> 
> This never would have happened if they had used the BSDL!

Of course it wouldn't have... with the BSDL, they would not have
been required t give away their source code if they didn't want
to do so.

The GPL practically forced them to hack the FTP server in order
to comply with the provision requiring that the source code be
given away in all cases.

-- Terry


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