Can Open Source Be Trusted?
Dec 16, 2010, 00:04 (6 Talkback[s])
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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