[TriLUG] Green Hills calls Linux 'insecure' for defense
lovelace at wayfarer.org
Mon Apr 12 17:31:16 EDT 2004
matusiak said the following on 4/12/04 5:12 PM:
> hey -- anyone in the embedded market want to comment on this? Green
> Hills produces their own RTOS and is obviously tired of the competition
> from Linux. they proclaim that rogue nations such as China, Russia and
> others are potentially putting dangerous back-door/malicious code into
> i am not a code contributor, so it is hard for me to gauge such
> complaints, but i tend to feel that there are simply too many eyes on
> the project to allow such security lapses. unless all developers
> decide at once to comply with changes that threatened the security of
> the USA. i'm not convinced that would happen.
> thankfully, they interviewed some folks that don't seem to agree.
They're on crack.
Inserting a back door into something that millions of people have
source code access to is a lot more difficult than inserting a
back door into a closed source OS. Why do you think so many governments
are either moving to linux or demanding MS give them their source
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