[linux-elitists] wtf is "public domain"?

Ruben Safir ruben@mrbrklyn.com
Thu Nov 8 11:32:19 PST 2007

On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 11:47:12AM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 13:32 -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:51:21AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> > > There was also some 2005 kerfuffle about Dan allegedly... dodging
> > > concerning a problem with integer handling on 64-bit platforms -- fixed
> > > in netqmail.  http://cr.yp.to/qmail/guarantee.html addresses that claim 
> > > from Dan's perspective.
> > 
> > I love the quote
> > In May 2005, Georgi Guninski claimed that some potential 64-bit portability
> > problems allowed a ``remote exploit in qmail-smtpd.'' This claim is denied.
> > Nobody gives gigabytes of memory to each qmail-smtpd process, so there is no
> > problem with qmail's assumption that allocated array lengths fit comfortably
> > into 32 bits.
> I've been *THROWN* into dealing with systems setup by someone that


That somes it up...

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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt.  I guess you missed that one."

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