Arch Linux and (the lack of) package signing
Posted Mar 24, 2011 22:09 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
Dan McGee's explanation doesn't cover the censorship, except to mention in passing that it happened and calling the triggering post a "rant that looked more like a blog post." IgnorantGuru says that he was told the problem was that the post was "trolling." I read it, and I don't think this moderator knows what the word means. IgnorantGuru also says the moderator said he was warned multiple times, but he doesn't remember being warned.
McGee makes a good case that IgnorantGuru's criticism was unfair, but I'm still troubled by the silencing of it.
McGee's blog post, by the way, shows him to be hypersensitive and highly defensive with respect to the LWN article. The LWN article is unbalanced, but not dishonest. As a neutral reader, I was aware throughout that I was seeing a report of IgnorantGuru's beliefs. The article's wording is careful enough that it is in fact consistent with McGee's version.
Posted Mar 25, 2011 9:44 UTC (Fri) by BradReed (subscriber, #5917)
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
Posted Mar 24, 2011 23:51 UTC (Thu) by IgnorantGuru (guest, #73857)
LWN should be applauded for taking the heat for bringing this issue forward with integrity, and not buying the spent Arch dev arguments that no one has been willing to contribute. That is false - I have also heard privately from many devs who told me they also tried to get things done and hit the same brick wall. And I have been thanked by many Arch users for making them aware of this issue. LWN has their priorities right - they are informing their readers of a serious security problem. Silence and censorship is not the solution. Don't shoot the messenger.
As for package signing being 'almost done' - we'll see. They said this in 2008.
My reply to Dan McGee:
Posted Mar 25, 2011 0:19 UTC (Fri) by wonder (guest, #64293)
Look who's talking. the guy who deliberate block Allan's comments on his blog.
Dan would never do that.
Posted Mar 25, 2011 2:46 UTC (Fri) by IgnorantGuru (guest, #73857)
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