Posted Jul 17, 2008 20:46 UTC (Thu) by corbet
In reply to: Handling kernel security problems
Parent article: Handling kernel security problems
You know, we're all acting out of self interest. If the motivation is purely a more secure kernel and more information about when it's not secure, that's still self interest.
As for what was in the article, I said that a suitably cynical mind could see their actions as furthering the interest of their project. That is demonstrably true: that idea was raised in the discussion. To mention that is, I think, is along the same lines as covering the accusations that Linux developers are deliberately hiding security problems (out of their self interest, no doubt). Those charges, too, can be seen as insulting. Should I have covered one side and not the other?
That said, maybe I should have left that sentence out. It lacks relevance to the real issues at hand. This kind of article is quite hard to write (gnarly technical stuff is much easier); I don't always get it perfectly right.
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