[Wikimedia-l] Dells are backdored

geni geniice at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 13:17:04 UTC 2013

On 29 December 2013 12:55, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can we please stop paying the Microsoft and NSA taxes

The WMF doesn't.

> and start buying
> datacenter equipment which costs a lot less? Cubieboard/Cubietrucks for
> instance?
> Ref.:
> http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/catalog-reveals-nsa-has-back-doors-for-numerous-devices-a-940994.html
> Best regards,
> James

Using non standard data center equipment is a great way to add costs.

As for security given the limited resources the WMF has whenever GCHQ, FSB
and MSS have wanted to get in they have and there is nothing we can do
about this.

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