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Re: Linux Core Consortium

* Ian Murdock 

| On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 10:07 +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
| > If this is what's going to happen, then the first time a security fix
| > comes along in one of those binaries the system suddenly isn't
| > LCC-compiant anymore (due to the fact that different distributions
| > handle security updates differently -- one backports fixes, the other
| > throws in the newest upstream release).
| Because the LCC is developed collaboratively by the distros that use it,
| this won't happen--the security fix will be applied to the LCC core,
| and the distros that are based on the LCC will incorporate the result
| in a uniform, consistent manner. In other words, there will be a single
| security update policy, not divergent ones for each LCC-based distro.

This sounds a bit like the government whose country had three
different types of power plugs.  None compatible, of course.  Somebody
then got the great idea that if they invented another one to supersede
the three plugs in use (since that caused overhead).  That country now
has four plugs in use.

(Whether this is an urban legend, whether it was three, five or eight
different kinds of plugs is beside the point here.)

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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