Tiago Assumpção wrote: > It´s CLEAR, after analyzing his own words, that our friend Russell Coker > has a big interest of getting Exec-shield as part of Debian Linux. This is the sentence of your mail I can agree with (except for the big perhaps). I might add that, I, too, appreciate anything that makes Debian installations more secure. If Russel makes a (sane) proposal to either include exec-shield in the Debian kernel or - if there is no consent that this would be a good thing - make a kernel-package from it, I can only thank him because it probably buys me some more security without having to do much work. Also, not only do personally I value Russel's work for Debian, but he also is one of the people who have left me with the impression that they are amongst the most reasonable participants in DD discussions with quite a bit of technical insight and an agreeable lack of "hidden agendas". In fact, at the time I followed debian-devel via the web archives, I used to only used the authors index as a starting point, only reading the mails of people that seemed to write particulary worthwhile mails, one of them was Russel. So, please don't start insulting and accusing people for doing good work and proposing to do even more of it. If there are technical reasons that cause you to prefer that exec-shield does not become part of Debian's standard kernel, just put them on the table, but save us your conspiracy theories. Cheers T.
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