RFC: -server packages universe demotions and main promotions

Kees Cook kees.cook at canonical.com
Mon Dec 7 21:25:25 GMT 2009


On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 02:14:19PM -0500, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-12-04 at 13:33 -0500, Mathias Gug wrote:
> > == Proposed main promotion ==
> > 
> >  # nginx:
> >     - 6.21 percent market share according to Netcraft
> I don't like the idea of having nginx in main. At least not yet. It's
> had multiple security issues this year, it seems to be developed by a
> single coder, and there is no public source code repository.
> As with any project that is increasing in popularity, there will
> probably be a lot of activity in the codebase, which will make it hard
> to support for an LTS release.
> -1 from me.

-1 from me as well, for the same reasons.  Additionally, I have not seen
any evidence that nginx is any faster than a well-configured apache


Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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