[free-sklyarov] Linux update withholds security info on DMCA terror

David Haworth david.haworth at altavista.net
Sun Nov 4 23:22:50 PST 2001

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 03:06:19PM -0500, Matthew Russotto wrote:

> Information
> about Linux security fixes, given that the fixes themselves are not
> circumvention devices?  Sorry, not a circumvention device.  Censoring the
> ChangeLog is just a political move.

Please read Alan's arguments again. He isn't saying that the fixes are
a circumvention device. Quite the contrary, in fact. The Linux kernel
could be considered to be a protection mechanism for copyrighted
works. One way to circumvent the protection would be to exploit
security bugs. So the information about the bugs could be argued
to be information how to build a circumvention device.


David Haworth
Baiersdorf, Germany
david.haworth at altavista.net
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