Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2009 22:01 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux The Netfilter development team's Patrick McHardy has released an alpha version of nftables, a new firewall implementation for the Linux kernel, with a user space tool for controlling the firewall. nftables introduces a fundamental distinction between the user space defined rules and network objects in the kernel: the kernel component works with generic data such as IP addresses, ports and protocols and provides some generic operations for comparing the values of a packet with constants or for discarding a packet.
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RE: BSD is free
by Spellcheck on Sat 21st Mar 2009 22:29 UTC in reply to "BSD is free"
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Yes, developers being free to release and modify code without constraints is tantamount to slavery. This is because developers are people, and interactions between people are necessarily unequal: there is always a winner and a loser. The way to prevent this unfairness is to dictate to the developer what they are allowed to do, for the good of the collective. The easiest way to equalize the Good coming from code is to allow code to flow freely, like a swan. Greedy people can not be allowed to oppress their peers.

Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.

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