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Comment: Re:Sounds like what Sun did (Score 1) 525

You seem to think that realeasing something as Open Source magically causes it to run well on all platforms. It takes work to port the code to different platforms and a commitment to mainaining and reression testing the stack on all those platforms. You need to provide motive to do all that, which is never going to happen. The people who are qualified to develop on and for Linux won't touch it with a ten foot pole.

Comment: Re:For all the idiots (Score 2) 87

by Zero__Kelvin (#48274455) Attached to: Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools
No. I think I understnd how to interpret a commit log. If the commit was from a trusted source, ignore it. You have just narrowed down your search by at least 2 orders of magnitude. If you have a suspected commiter, scrutinize them. Commit logs go a very long way to taking your OMFG How will anyone analyze every change! to a pleasant rejoicing song of: Hey, it turns out we only have to review a very small subset!

Comment: Re:For all the idiots (Score 1) 87

by Zero__Kelvin (#48274339) Attached to: Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

"But with Linux most contributors, be they individuals or companies, are primarily concerned with their own projects."

Your definition of contributor is skewed. A FOSS contributor may do so in many ways. Clearly a project lead for a major project isn't going to contribute further by analyzing the ecosystem; their plate is full. There are others, also known as contributors, who do this. Other contributors administer project websites or write documentation. There is a whole wide array of types of contributors.

That being said, clearly there are more developers than people doing security audits, and it would be nice to see more contribtors in all the other categories, actually.

Comment: Re: Why not allow the update into the repos? (Score 1) 126

by Zero__Kelvin (#48228411) Attached to: OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes
And how, prey tell, do you expect the developers to sign their packages with everybody else's private keys? If they do that the update will fail, because the package manager isn't going to install a package from an Ubuntu repository that isn't signed by Cannonical's private key, for example.

Comment: Re:Excuse me while.. (Score 1) 101

by Zero__Kelvin (#48123281) Attached to: More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

"... for those that were stupid enough to think that something electronic and stored in a common format over a common communications medium was secure.

Stupid enough? I hate to break it to you, but most if not all secure systems work in exactly the way you decry to be "stupid". Maybe you've heard of SSL?

Comment: Re:At home too (Score 0) 185

by Zero__Kelvin (#47837629) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

"I've administered Linux systems since 1995."

So you have "administered Linux" since 1995 and you both chose Ubuntu and didn't do any research to see if the laptop you were buying had hardware that wasn't supported (if we are to believe your story at all)? I wouldn't go around telling anyone that story, let alone posting it on Slashdot.

Comment: Re:So.. (Score 1) 110

" But a high-profile IT company that starts filing patent law suits can only mean one thing, the company has peaked and is on its way down. "

Actually there is another thing it could mean. It could mean somebody is violating their patents. Had that possibility not occured to you?

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