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Re: Idea of a Debian Mascot [Was: FW: Bits from the DPL: FTP assistants, marketing team, init scripts, elections]

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 05:37:38PM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Thursday 28 February 2008 03:09:48 pm Douglas A. Tutty wrote:

> > I'd be very interested in Debian, with aptitude, etc, with the OpenBSD
> > kernel.  To me, this would be the best of both worlds.
> Debian, being the universal operating system, formerly offered this.  Debian 
> OpenBSD was dropped at the start of November 2002 due to Debian and OpenBSD 
> being roughly equal in terms of security, thus negating the reason for 
> combining Debian and OpenBSD in the first place.

Did an OBSD dev actually say that the two were roughly equal in terms of

Debian provides excellent response time to providing bug fixes, but
compare the number of kernel security fixes in any 6-month time frame,
or if you consider each 6-month release of OBSD as a security update,
how many happened in each OS?  At no point will either be security-bug
free, however, I am quite confident that there are more secuity-bugs
right now in the Linux kernel than in the OpenBSD kernel.  

For third-party apps, aptitude and binary updates are very handy
compared to the current state on OpenBSD.


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