[linux-elitists] distributing software securely (was: DJB ruckus du jour)

john spurling synec@nakedlunch.org
Wed Nov 13 16:25:53 PST 2002


On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 04:07:16PM -0800, Wayne Earl wrote:
> 1. To DJB, writing secure software that he retains control over is
>    most important.

software distributed as source is less secure than binaries because
you can verify the integrity of either, but the former has external
dependencies (build toolchain) that may have already been compromised
(see also http://www.acm.org/classics/sep95/).

discuss.

-john

-- 
"a still tongue makes a happy life."
		--the prisoner



More information about the linux-elitists mailing list