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Alleged FBI backdoor in OpenBSD's IPSEC Stack

http://bsd.slashdot.org

Theo de Raadt has made public an email sent to him by Gregory Perry, who worked on the OpenBSD crypto framework a decade ago. The claim is that the FBI paid contractors to insert backdoors into OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. Mr. Perry is coming forward now that his non-disclosure agreement with the FBI has expired.

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Created by spanky 4 years 4 days ago – Made popular 4 years 3 days ago
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OpenBSD 4.7 with new drivers and platforms

http://www.h-online.com

The new version of the Unix derivative offers ports to a wide range of platforms, including multi-processor support for SGI Octane work stations and includes a number of new drivers

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Created by waterbag 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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The insecurity of OpenBSD

http://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com

I certainly don't mean to imply that OpenBSD is a horribly insecure operating system - it isn't. I do however need to highlight that OpenBSD is quite far removed from a secure operating system, and will attempt to justify this position below.

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Created by freda 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Six-monthly releases: OpenBSD shows the way

http://www.itwire.com

Six-monthly releases have become something of a talking point in free and open source software circles after the problems Ubuntu has faced with users unhappy over major bugs. The OpenBSD project has been doing six-monthly releases for the last 12 years - with no major bugs.

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Created by paul.g.hunter 5 years 1 week ago – Made popular 5 years 1 week ago
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OpenBSD 4.6 release ships new services, eases installation

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Latest version sports a new mail server and an easier installation; core network and routing tools also improved.

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Created by prakash 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems

http://www.gnu.org

"We're often asked why we don't endorse a particular system—usually a popular GNU/Linux distribution. The short answer to that question is that they don't follow the free system distribution guidelines. But since it isn't always easy to see how a particular system fails to follow the guidelines, we still get these questions.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 10 weeks ago
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OpenBSD: Check out my Xfce desktop

http://insidesocal.com

After many months in OpenBSD 4.4 with the project's default window manager, Fvwm, I decided to finally try one of the more popular "desktop environments."

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Created by bollezza 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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Torvalds: Fed up with the 'security circus'

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Creator of the Linux kernel explains why he finds security people to be so anathema.

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Created by lozz 6 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 17 weeks ago
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Stop the Blob?

It's all over the Internet now: the Linux kernel developers have issued a statement urging vendors to release open source device drivers/modules. Some of the commentators say:

"It's unclear how much impact the developers' statement will have."

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Submitted by therek on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 21:01
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The 25 Year Old BSD Bug

http://osnews.com

"A few days ago, Marc Balmer, OpenBSD developer, received an email from an OpenBSD user. [...] Despite his initial reaction, he decided to dig deeper into this case, and he uncovered a bug that had been sitting in the code of all BSDs (including Mac OS X), including a lot of old releases. He confirmed the bug was already in 4.2BSD, released in August of 1983."

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Created by cpoliticas 6 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 31 weeks ago
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What Might Be Behind OpenBSD’s Attack Against Peers

http://boycottnovell.com

Yesterday I attended an inspirational talk from Richard Stallman that contained many familiar bits, a healthy dose of humour and an interesting questions session, which touched on the AGPL, GPLv3 and other currently-debated topics that are more about the present than about the past.

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Created by komrad 6 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 32 weeks ago
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GNU variants - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org

"GNU variants is a term used by the Free Software Foundation and others to refer to operating systems which use application software and system libraries from GNU, but use a kernel other than GNU Hurd..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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Richard Stallman: OpenBSD is non-free software

http://blog.unixlust.com

"If a collection of software contains (or suggests installation of) some non-free program, I do not recommend it. [...] I therefore exercise my freedom of speech by not including OpenBSD in the list of systems that I recommend to the public."

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Created by unixlust 6 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 51 weeks ago
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Linus contradicts OpenBSD founder on Intel TLB issue

http://blogs.zdnet.com

OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has been making a lot of noise over a change in Intel’s current generation Core 2 microprocessor goes as far to claim that this will lead to serious security flaws. Linus Torvalds by contrast has given a completely opposite view of the situation

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Created by leo 7 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 24 weeks ago
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