Re: Debian Server Compromise -- A Fire Drill ??
On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 10:58:34 +0100
Burkhard Woelfel <email@example.com> wrote:
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> On Tuesday 09 December 2003 01:55, Joyce, Matthew wrote:
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> > > From: ScruLoose [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > Sent: Friday, 5 December 2003 8:58 AM
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> > > Subject: Re: Debian Server Compromise -- A Fire Drill ??
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> > > It's "cracker". Not "hacker".
> > > http://web.bilkent.edu.tr/Online/Jargon30/JARGON_C/CRACKER.HTM
> > It's both according to OED.
> There are numerous "definitions" for the word hacker, and the definition that
> ScruLoose objected to can be found all over the place - it even made it into
> renowned dictionaries, just as you said.
> All of the above don't really fit the sociolect of large parts of the Free
> Software Community. A good place to read about the concept ScruLoose was
> refering to is the Hacker-HOWTO by Eric S. Raymond
It all boils down to an old saying that I can't remember the origin of now:-
'Any idiot can be destructive, -- Cracker
It takes a mature human being to be creative.' -- Hacker
This has cross discipline application.