Article:
  Soldiers Renege on Hackers
Subject:   It just proves...
Date:   2003-04-21 10:48:39
From:   anonymous2
Response to: It just proves...

....that you can't trust the government because the governmen't is not a trusting entity. Why should the US government trust hackers from a foreign country to develop code to be used by it's military systems. It is a huge concession for DARPA to even allow the use of code developed by a Canadian based company. Let's face the facts, if you do not play by the rules, you will be punished.
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  • Concession?
    2003-04-21 23:13:32  anonymous2 [View]

    Ohhh yeah... we'd all be sleeping better at night if our nuclear arsenal were being run on a WindowsXP network, huh?

    "Colonel, Why are we at DefCon 2?"

    "I'm sorry, General, someone answered some e-mail using Outlook, and the whole system went down... we're supposed to be getting a patch,though...."
  • Ian F. Darwin photo It just proves...
    2003-04-22 08:22:46  Ian F. Darwin | O'Reilly Author [View]

    >It is a huge concession for DARPA to even allow the use of code developed by a Canadian based company.

    Oh, you can be sure DOD will go on using OpenBSD, because it's better than what's out there.

    The people making those decisions don't have to be guided by petty politics. And, since OpenBSD is truly free software, they don't have to be guided by petty budget cuts either. Even though they snubbed the project, they can (and will) continue using the project's free software. Try cancelling a multi-million-dollar deal with a big American software company and then continuing to use their product without paying for it.

    P.S. OpenBSD is not "a Canadian based company" (sic); it is an international collection of people
    developing good, free, secure computer software.
  • It just proves...
    2003-04-23 04:14:49  anonymous2 [View]

    "if you do not play by the rules"? What rules are you talking about? The rules forbidding free speech to get into the USA, even in the case where the speech was made outside the US?
  • It just proves...
    2003-04-25 03:44:52  anonymous2 [View]

    "Why should the US government trust hackers from a foreign country to develop code to be used by it's military systems. It is a huge concession for DARPA to even allow the use of code developed by a Canadian based company."

    Did you think that through before posting? Code under BSD/Open Source can be modified, deleted, and reused wherever, however. Therefore, does it make a difference where it comes from? If it was bad code to begin with, why did they trust OpenBSD to support it in the first place?

    Theo has his right to speak against the war in Iraq, and your military has their rights to cancel their funding, even if it seems like an infantile retaliation. However, if Theo had advance warnings, so his team wouldn't lose their money on cancelling their discount plane tickets, there wouldn't be much of a problem.

    There isn't a problem now that the conference is still on.

    What OS will DARPA use now???
    • It just proves...
      2005-09-16 10:07:57  Chris_Allen [View]

      VMS Baby!!! :-)