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Re: exec-shield (maybe ITP kernel-patch-exec-shield)

On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 00:03, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Zenaan Harkness <zen@iptaustralia.net>
> > Absolutely. For some, the highest level of security is necesseary *right
> > now*. Adamantix would be good fit for them
> Well, if I was the slightest concerned about security I wouldn't for a
> moment dream of running software from people with the stated goal of...
> | I'm not in fact trying enlist volunteers. I try to offend as many
> | Debian people as possible, so that they choose exec-shield. This to
> | ensure that Adamantix will has an edge in security over Debian in
> | the future. And it seems to be working very well so far.
> <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200311/msg00158.html>,
> If somebody else were to investigate the software in question and
> found that it did something useful and were willing to expand on his
> findings rather than flaming those who ask, by all means we should
> encourage that somebody to package it.
> But this is obviously not such a someone.

Perhaps easily offended and/ or quick to be enflamed, does not
necessarily mean not well intentioned and productive.

I'm not saying it can't be useful to choose to highlight some things on
occasion ... the key is in the choosing though I should think.


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