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Can Open Source Be Trusted?

Dec 16, 2010, 00:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"Theo de Raadt is one of the key hackers outside the mainstream GNU/Linux world. Here's his self-penned bio:

"I am the founder of OpenBSD -- a freely redistributable 4.4BSD-based operating system with an emphasis on security. Donations allow me to put my efforts into OpenBSD and related projects. In 1999, I created OpenSSH with other members of OpenBSD. It is now incorporated into all Unix systems plus hundreds of other network enabled products. It is now the most "vendor re-used" piece of open source software, with more than 90% of the SSH market.

"Unfortunately, de Raadt raises the disturbing possibility that there is a big problem with part of OpenBSD - and one that undermines that "emphasis on security" in a deeply troubling way"

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