September 10, 2008 • 7:22 am
It’s simple, write something like this.
The bottom line is: Debian is far more secure than RHEL and Fedora, not due to technical reasons but for their development model. When Debian’s openssl was compromised, they immediately issued a warning, told their users what to do, whilst Red Hat and Fedora were obscure, pointless and corporate-minded.
Dude, you are forgetting that it’s entirely possible that the Debian’s openssl security bug could have been the patient zero, and actual compromise of Red Hat’s server could have been happened starting from a stolen passkey. Also, you are forgetting that, being Red Hat a corporate with some billions cash (of course, they have so much money because it’s plenty of stupid people like me that pay them for their services) they were forced to work closely with law enforcement agencies such an intrusion could occur, and when FBI reaches the crime scene they are not primarily interested in sending an e-mail message on the mailing lists to tell them “ehy, we are here to save the day!”.
Filed under: oss, rhel, debian, fedora, fud, openssl, red hat
September 4, 2008 • 7:58 pm
A terrific news.
After the acquisition of Xen by Citrix, another virtualization start-up become a part of a global player.
Kumranet develops KVM, which is still in its infantry but promises a lot more than Xen due to its tight kernel integration (see here for a more detailed explanation) and has also a desktop virtualization solution, that is clearly headed toward Citrix Metaframe.
So, they have the operating system, the in-kernel hypervisor, they just need a datacenter virtualization-aware resource manager.
Filed under: virtualization, kumranet, red hat, virtualization
“You can try to avoid open source, but it’s probably easier to get out of the IT business altogether. By 2011, at least 80% of commercial software will contain significant amount of open source code” (Mark Driver – VP Partner Group)
“Service is largely a service industry operating under the persistent but unfounded delusion that is a manufacturing industry” (Eric Raymond, The Magic Cauldron)
“In spite of the rise of Microsoft and other giant producers, software remains in large part a craft industry” (Freeman Dyson, “Science as a craft industry”)
These are some of the most remarkable quotes that are part of the presentation that Gianugo Rebellino, CEO of Sourcesense, made at the Red Hat Open Source Day, held in Roma on June the 10. If a good presentation is one that gives the audience something unique, something that you can’t find along the slides, the one made by Gianugo Rebellino was simply stellar, I consider myself lucky to have attended it.
Many thanks to Red Hat people that have organized the meeting, a nice way to keep in touch with the people that does open source in Italy.
Filed under: oss, oss, red hat