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Marshel007

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Post Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:04 am

UN against Open Source. Linux is a threat?

BBC reports: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an official statement
supporting Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

"I believe a bug in OS Linux has allowed hackers to access Pentagon network
and steal classified national security information and place blame on China"",
said Ban Ki-moon

More at

http://www.securitylab.ru/news/extra/349440.php (English)

or

http://www.securitylab.ru/news/349441.php (Russian)

with links to BBC an un.org.


Its another April's fool.  ;D
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:29 am

Re: UN against Open Source. Linux is a threat?

_Marshel_,

have you got a link to the BBC news story? The English link appears to be down and my google search just brings me to your quote from the fulldisclosure mailing list (http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/Apr/0003.html).
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:36 am

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Its just another April's joke,  8)
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:-[ my bad :-[
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:37 am

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This is an unethical incident  that need to be investigated further  :(
RHCE, GIAC GCIH.
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:34 am

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this is absolute rubbish. >:(
open source is generally better than proprietary stuff.
in addition it a costs nothing and may be improved by the user.
In my eyes, your operating system is as solid as swiss cheese.
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:42 am

Re: UN against Open Source. Linux is a threat?

iSmith wrote:this is absolute rubbish. >:(
open source is generally better than proprietary stuff.
in addition it a costs nothing and may be improved by the user.


Did you read the thread beyond the subject?

_Marshel_ wrote:Its just another April's joke,  8)
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:31 pm

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ach... stupid me. :-[
In my eyes, your operating system is as solid as swiss cheese.
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Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:50 pm

Re: UN against Open Source. Linux is a threat?

iSmith, Believe me my reaction was just like you,

I wanted to know where did this stupid news come from,

It turned out that Its just another well planed joke :)



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Post Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:12 pm

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in addition to being a joke, it's also an insult to us open-source believers. >:(
In my eyes, your operating system is as solid as swiss cheese.

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