Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:41 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change. Marc Espie said this would hurt smaller players by not allowing them to keep up with the changes. Basically what is happening is that numerous changes are being made to Linux and smaller projects like OpenBSD cannot keep up with the changes. And, according to Espie, not all these changes are strictly necessary."
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Part of the problem are OpenBsdism
by jgfenix on Thu 10th Jan 2013 09:14 UTC
jgfenix
Member since:
2006-05-25

He mentions true memory randomization and jits. He may be right that it´s unsecure buat as I recall it´s not part of POSIX: here OpenBSD is the source of incompatibility

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

here OpenBSD is the source of incompatibility


No, the problem is developers making arbitrary and dangerous assumptions with regards to memory behaviour and layout.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Are you referring to the OpenBSD developers?

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