It was a clear factual error which I corrected. If you aren't going to
criticize the original comment you have no basis for criticizing the
At any rate, what exactly is the topic of this thread, in your opinion?
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Alex <mrzmanwiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
CIA were to hand you a improved-mediawiki binary, sure
PHP is an interpreted
language. Surely you wouldn't use someone elses
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com>
> Nikola Smolenski wrote:
>> Given that we know that NSA conducts massive illegal spying operations,
>> is possibility that selinux is altered in a fashion that will make it
>> for NSA to spy on selinux' users. I don't know what are CIA's
>> to MediaWiki, but unless it is trivial to review them, I would not
> If the CIA were to hand you a improved-mediawiki binary, sure. You could
> very well be suspicious about it. But we're talking about open source.
> They would be providing the changes, which are to be reviewed, like any
> other code, or perhaps even more, due to coming from the CIA.
> Take into account that CIA and NSA need good software, too. So if they
> add a backdoor, they would need to add it *and* at the same time make it
> easy to protect from it, as they wouldn't want their own systems spied
> by their own rootkit (and someone will end up forgetting to apply it).
> Instead, contributing good fixes, make everything easier.
> OTOH I encourage you to review selinux. That would make a great heading
> 'Nikola Smolenski discovers NSA backdoor on Linux code'
This is getting rather off-topic, especially for this thread, and
possibly for the list as well.
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