|Main Archive Page > Month Archives > full-disclosure-uk archives|
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Simon Valiquette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> coderman un jour écrivit:
> > ... hypothesis that "security researchers" are all masturbating monkey
> > whores is now proven definitively. 
> > """
> > Too often, so-called "security" is split into two camps: one that
> > believes in nondisclosure of problems by hiding knowledge until a bug
> > is fixed, and one that "revels in exposing vendor security holes
> > because they see that as just another proof that the vendors are
> > corrupt and crap, which admittedly mostly are," Torvalds states.
> > Torvalds went on to say he views both camps as "crazy."
> > "Both camps are whoring themselves out for their own reasons, and both
> > camps point fingers at each other as a way to cement their own reason
> > for existence," Torvalds asserts.
> > """
> > 0. Torvalds Interview with Network World , 08/14/2008
> Isn't that quite old news? Not only the article doesn't offer anything
> new, but It also doesn't give the full picture and offer very little
> useful information compared to the real discussion.
> I did read the thread at this time, and there was many interesting
> ideas. If I happens to see an article that resume well the issues
> involved, I'll post a link, but I won't spend much time searching, so
> don't wait after me.
> By the way, Linus Torvalds is very well known to enjoy starting flames
> on purpose (he calls that "flamefesting"). This time, the troll was trown
> at OpenBSD, but It was too big to be taken seriously by them, so It is
> mostly the security people that reacted.
> I prefer the troll he launched last year when he basically said that
> Gnome is just a waste of time and than both users and developers should
> just give-up and move on to KDE, which would be a much better and
> productive use of their time. It was said in 2007 directly on some major
> Gnome mailing list, like his previous flames against Gnome. :o)
> Simon Valiquette
> Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
> Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
> Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/