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Fedora rejects SQLninja
Posted Nov 11, 2010 13:32 UTC (Thu) by fandingo (subscriber, #67019)
Posted Nov 11, 2010 13:38 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Actually, the review request filed was blocking on legal to approve it. So it was never in the Fedora repository at any point.
Posted Nov 11, 2010 13:53 UTC (Thu) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
The problem with this specific decision is that the policy wording seeks to exclude things that have "no useful foreseeable purposes other than those that are highly likely to be illegal or unlawful" but SQLninja doesn't seem to meet that test - using it on your own systems, as has been mentioned several times in this thread alone, is both legal and foreseeable.
If Fedora is going to set up a policy that says one thing, then do something else because the software makes the board members feel icky, that seems like a bad thing.
Posted Nov 11, 2010 17:21 UTC (Thu) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
The solution is for someone to do a Fedora-based security oriented distro, like Backtrack, which is aimed at pen testing: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/
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