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    Russian and Chinese distros

    by mark_uk ·

    In the present world climate following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nations have sought to remove themselves from Russian influence over fuel supply lines etc and introduced sanctions on import/exports with Russia. Many Linux distros originate within Russia and their sphere of influence. Is it time to consider the possible ramifications of this? Concerns are often voiced around the free world by the public and govenments alike regarding businesses that are registered within Russia on the basis that at any time the govenment can call upon and even force said businesses to cooperate in any way the Russian govenment sees fit. Taking into account the fact that Linux as a desktop is seen as somehow secure because it’s open source, yet more now than ever recent months, discoveries have revealed insecurities that have gone unnoticed for literally years which makes something of a mockery of that view, Is it time to call a halt to Russian distros and others asscociated with them? Should mirrors stop propagating them? Is it now time for there to be an organization suitably equipped to forensically test suspect distros?

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      No.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Russian and Chinese distros

      We only need to look at recent bugs that took over a decade to find.

      Lesson: Don’t go looking for trouble.

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