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Author: Adam Borowski
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Fwd: April's fools mess
On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 12:27:25PM -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Mon April 1 2019 12:18:53 Antony Stone wrote:
> > If this incident has made you distrust the Devuan project, you're probably
> > better off using a different distro.
> Are you a sysadmin? Are you responsible for other people's data?

At this time, no longer a sysadmin, yet software I'm working on is being
deployed for data on the upper extreme of sizes.

> Let's say you have the misfortune to have one of your servers hacked
> one day. Credit card numbers are stolen. Lawsuits are filed.

Oookay, but what does this have to do with a website's front page? You
install packages from the repository, not from the landing. Heck, despite
using Debian for two decades, I've visited the front page of
https://debian.org probably less than ten times, every time having a hard
time to find what I wanted (even for stale^Wstable install images, it's the
d-i page I'm accustomed to).

> You claim in your defense that you were doing your best to keep the
> information secure.

Which depends on merits of your actions, not the colours of a webpage.

> Plaintiff's lawyers discover that you were using Devuan and Devuan
> had not responded seriously to this incident.

What incident?

> You are now bankrupt, unemployed, and unemployable.
> Believe me, the other four need to get their acts together and very
> quickly if they want anyone other than themselves to continue using
> Devuan.

At this point, I'd be vary of using whatever product the company that
employs _you_ makes. If a sysadmin is so naive to not spot such an obvious
joke, he or she can't be trusted to not fall for social engineering attacks
or to spot any actual security threat.

⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Did ya know that typing "test -j8" instead of "ctest -j8"
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ will make your testsuite pass much faster, and fix bugs?