Subject: Re: GENERIC is absurdly big
To: Michal Pasternak <>
From: Tim Shepard <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/22/2003 11:08:51
Michal Pasternak <> wrote:
> Wojciech Puchar [Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 12:40:20AM +0100]:
> > i rather prefer source modules than unknown code.
> You read all the sources you compile and use, line by line, right?

I cannot speak for Wojchiech, but maybe I can explain why many people
strongly prefer using open source software:

When I run code written by someone else on my computer, I am turning
my computer and all the state it contains (which I do value) over to
the (in)competence and intent (malicious or benevolent) of the code's
author.  Given that, I *much* prefer to run code that is open for peer
review rather than to run code that is withheld from peer review.

			-Tim Shepard