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Handling kernel security problems

Handling kernel security problems

Posted Jul 16, 2008 22:38 UTC (Wed) by spender (subscriber, #23067)
In reply to: Handling kernel security problems by flewellyn
Parent article: Handling kernel security problems

The PaX team certainly benefits the most from it -- given that they don't get paid a cent for
any of the work they do.  So in what way do they benefit again?  Name recognition?  Shucks,
that doesn't pan out either.  Sorry but this is nothing but a way to avoid what's really the
problem here by trying to discredit the messenger (who btw has been doing this for free for 8
years now and is to thank for all the actually useful security improvements you're using right
now that have been copied from it by everyone else).

-Brad


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Handling kernel security problems

Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:17 UTC (Thu) by clugstj (subscriber, #4020) [Link]

Obviously the benefit isn't money - everyone knows that.  I don't see why fame (name
recognition) can't be the reason.

Yours is a straw man argument.

Handling kernel security problems

Posted Jul 17, 2008 20:50 UTC (Thu) by lysse (guest, #3190) [Link]

For some reason I'm reminded of this quote from "A Man for All Seasons":

MORE: (interested) Buy a man with suffering?

RICH: Impose suffering, and offer him... escape.

MORE: Oh. For a moment I thought you were being profound.

Human motivations can be complex and strange little beasts...


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