Debian Hack


Paul Thurrott has a must-read commentary about the recent Debian hack. Here's the quote that I like the best....

And astonishingly, an IDC analyst actually called the break-in a "compliment," a platitude I'm pretty sure no one used during the Microsoft attack. "Someone felt that [breaking into Debian's servers] was hard enough to do to be worth doing," he said, apparently with no sense of irony or hypocrisy. "This is one more line of evidence that Linux is coming into the mainstream. The fact that it was caught and dealt with showed the strength of the [OSS] community." Does this double standard confuse and infuriate anyone else?




Here are some other links:

Debian: Attack Didn't Harm Source Code
Hackers Attack Debian Linux
Debian Project servers hacked

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