[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Tue Oct 27 13:38:34 GMT 2009

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 12:57, Daniel Drummond <dmdrummondx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dean Sas wrote:
>> Daniel Drummond wrote:
>>>> 2009/10/27 Philip Stubbs <philip at stuphi.co.uk>:
>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8326264.stm?ls
>>> /"Some of the security is through obscurity but it's also better by
>>> design," he said./
>>> Just doesn't make sense at all.  Surely as it is an open-source system,
>>> there is no obscurity.  I think he means to say that Ubuntu is a smaller
>>> target for crackers than some others.
>> It makes perfect sense, he said exactly what you said he meant to say.
>> Obscurity doesn't just mean the "hidden" or opaqueness. It also means
>> little known.

> An unfortunate choice of phrase though, considering the negative
> connotations it has with respect to security.

Perhaps, I'm not sure that the one sentence mention of "open source
software" followed by "obscurity" four paragraphs later will make BBCs
general audience think about security and open vs closed software.

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