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Getting big changes in Debian

Russel Coker responds to Erik Schuberts post about getting changes into debian and concludes that real problem is that some DDs are more concerned about what is best for them personally (in the most short-term manner) than about what is best for the users.
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Recently in a discussion on debian-devel one DD (who I won't name in this blog post) advocated removing SE Linux support from dpkg. I then asked him whether he had the same attitude towards non-executable stack
(Exec-Shield/PaX/OpenWall), Poly-Instantiated directories, and PIE executables. When he expressed interest in having those features I pointed out that one of the enemies of security in Debian is the fact that every person controls their little area and has no requirement to work towards common goals (apart from the most obvious ones of making the system work).

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