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SubjectRe: thoughts on kernel security issues
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Sure, you can do that, and if you do that, then the world recognizes you
> for what you are - nothing but a publicity-seeking creep.
>
> THAT is why vendor-sec is bad. It allows publicity-seeking creeps to
> take on the mantle of being "good".

Hey, if that motivates them to disclose the security
bugs they found in a way that makes it easier for
sysadmins and vendors to keep up - sounds like a fair
trade-off.

Everybody has their reasons for doing whatever they do.

--
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
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