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Date:      Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:19:04 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "Valeri Galtsev" <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
To:        "Matthew Seaman" <matthew@FreeBSD.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD and Docker
Message-ID:  <33315.128.135.70.2.1434032344.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>
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On Thu, June 11, 2015 9:03 am, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 11/06/2015 09:10, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> Hmmmmm .... interesting read. One of the reasons I am migrating to *BSD
>> is the presumed absence of malevolent gov't involvement (*cough* SELinux
>> *cough*), I thought the BSD's were mostly/entirely free from such, no ?
>
> Pretty sure that there aren't any NSA agents in deep cover who have
> managed to become FreeBSD committers -- not that I have any way of
> telling for sure of course.

To the contrary to OpenBSD which allegedly had that sort of trouble:

http://slashdot.org/story/10/12/15/004235/FBI-Alleged-To-Have-Backdoored-OpenBSDs-IPSEC-Stack

Well, I didn't say had, I said allegedly had...

Valeri

>
> Certainly FreeBSD relies on openness as the best guarantee that the OS
> we're shipping is free from backdoors, trojans and the like.  You've got
> access to the source code and the build system so you can (in principle)
> review everything you build and dyke out anything you don't like.  Of
> course, it's a tall order to expect everyone to have the skills to be
> able to do that.  Consequently, internally we're strongly advocating a
> culture of routine code-review before making any commits, but
> particularly to any sensitive areas of the kernel.
>
> 	Cheers,
>
> 	Matthew
>
>
>
>


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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
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