An open letter to the open source community about the security of open source pr
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- From: "chris corcoran" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 17:25:45 -0500
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An open letter to the open source community about the security of open
With the recent attacks on open source projects I was stuck by and idea. I
thought that open source projects could come together and pool there
resources to form a project whose soul goal would be to protect the networks
that open source projects use.The common goal of all open source projects is
to distribute open source software at no cost to anyone and everyone. This
leaves all projects open to possible attacks. It is my belief that if large
open source projects pool their resources they can not only protect them
selves and each other but keep the open source movement alive. On top of
that this project could set an example for others on how network security
can permeable to some but still protect a networks assets.
I envisioned this project consisting of four parts. One part would deal with
workstation security. This part would be responsible for setting proper
procedure and making sure users follow it as well as securing and
maintaining each workstation. A second part would be responsible for network
security. This part would ultimately be responsible for securing and
maintaining servers, routers, hubs, switches etc. A third part would be
responsible for network protection and forensics. This part would watch
network activity for possible attacks and track down hackers of past
It is my belief that these three parts would work in tandem to protect each
project. I also believe that if you combined the resources of large projects
like Gentoo, Debian and the FSF that these projects would have a better
chance of surviving attacks.
This is just and idea. I thought I would send it out to some people who
obviously know more about it then I do and get some feedback.
So if you like my idea or have something to add or anything email me at
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