Re: What's Up With Debian.org?
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2013, Bret Busby wrote:
>> On Mon, 1 Apr 2013, Nick Falcone wrote:
>>> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 02:08:22
>>> From: Nick Falcone <email@example.com>
>>> To: Eduardo M KALINOWSKI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Cc: email@example.com
>>> Subject: Re: What's Up With Debian.org?
>>> Resent-Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:09:04 +0000 (UTC)
>>> Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> don't look now but it's april fools...
>>> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI <
>>> email@example.com> wrote:
>>>> On Seg, 01 Abr 2013, Patrick Bartek wrote:
>>>>> Just went to www.debian.org and all the spelling is strange both on
>>>>> Chrome and Iceweasel like iz for is, and sistem instead of system,
>>>>> This is only on the home page. Other pages look fine.
>>>> Hint: What day is today?
>>>> Say no, then negotiate.
>>>> -- Helga
>>>> Eduardo M KALINOWSKI
>> The problem is that the Debian web site appears to have been breached
>> thence compromised.
>> Is that supposed to be funny?
>> I have just gone to the Debian web site, to find the references
>> regarding the
>> nature of the expermintal version of Debian, as a particular package
>> developer has recommended using the expermiental stuff, to get the
>> running, and, there is really not much point, in trying to warn others
>> on the
>> mailing list for that package, if Debian itself is to be regarded as a
>> Bret Busby
>> West Australia
>> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
>> you'll know what the answer means."
>> - Deep Thought,
>> Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
>> "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
>> A Trilogy In Four Parts",
>> written by Douglas Adams,
>> published by Pan Books, 1992
> So, has the web site been breached, or,. is it that the Debian Project
> people think that computer security and security breaches, are funny?
> If the Debian Project people regard computer security and security
> breaches as humorous, then there is the question as to whether Debian is
> to be taken seriously.
> Whoever did what has been done to the Debian web site, should be
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
> you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
> Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
> "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
> A Trilogy In Four Parts",
> written by Douglas Adams,
> published by Pan Books, 1992
For a man who quotes Douglas Adam in his sig, you're sure taking this
harmless attempt at getting into the spirit of April Fool's Day in a
I've only been using Debian for the shortest of short whiles, and have
been subscribed to this list for an even shorter time, but I'm quite glad
to see that the team behind the website were able to stick their tongues
in their cheeks and engage in a bit of tomfoolery.
I think you just got caught by surprise, jumped to the wrong conclusion
and may be feeling a little embarrassed at having been caught out by the
Just smile and see it's all in good fun, and you'll be fine :)