Subject: Re: NetBSD used in SuSE 8.0
To: Andy R <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 08/21/2002 13:42:49
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Andy R <> writes:

> Parsing... Yeah, I mentioned something about it
> flaming up NetBSD types... Can't really dispute Theo's
> goal of a secure operating system though, and it being
> based on NetBSD is a tip of the hat in my book. Not
> that we're necessarily insecure...

If you believe OpenBSD is more secure than NetBSD, then you've got a
future in being a sucker to all types of marketing.

I remember when OpenBSD first started up, they took every patch from
the NetBSD bug database and applied them.  Without thinking about it.
They created several bugs in the process, and at least one of them was
in the kernel.

I can't believe they are more secure no matter how many audits they
perform.  They started from something that was much less stable than
the then-NetBSD, and if the audits have increased security, perhaps
they're on par with NetBSD now.

- --Michael
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