beni.brinckman at scarlet.be
Sun Mar 13 02:30:28 PST 2005
>> "On the other hand, no, Linux does not have that stupid notion of
>> having totally separate kernel development for different issues. If
>> you want a secure BSD, you get OpenBSD; if you want a usable BSD, you
>> get FreeBSD; and if you want BSD on other architectures, you get
>> NetBSD. That___s just idiotic, to have different teams worry about
>> different things."
> I guess Linus didn't have anything to say about the 200 different
> versions of Linux, with their 200 different installers, and 200
> different file hierachies, and their multiple package management systems.
>> Why not all three teams work together for just one BSD version?
> If I remember correctly, there are multiple versions of BSD because
> the teams could not work together.
Indeed. I'm not judging nor do I know what its all about, but things
like this won't bring the BSD's together...
From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt at cvs.openbsd.org>
To: misc at openbsd.org
Subject: [BSD-Misc] FreeBSD hiding security stuff
A few FreeBSD developers apparently have found some security issue
of some sort affecting i386 operating systems in some cases.
They have refused to give us real details.
A promise is now being made.
If a bug is found in OpenSSH, which we believe to have security
consequences, we wil inform FreeBSD last.
Fair is fair.
I really wish it was not this way, but after a week of trying to get the
policy to be fixed, we are changing our policy as well.
Without immediate action from them to repair their policy, and a public
apology for this, that policy will stand.
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