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 On The 'xz' Fiasco
Tickerguy 203k posts, incept 2007-06-26
2024-04-01 08:58:47

I'm not a fan of "one true system daemon" sort of things @Cookietough. The problem with them is bloat, which is what caused this specifically. There is no reason to link against a compression library in something like this, but they did.....

The larger issue is binary blobs generally; plenty of so-called "open source" things are sprinkled with them. Your phone, for example, may run Android, but the RIL (layer that talks to the cell network) isn't open source and is a binary blob. What's in there?

"Perhaps you can keep things together and advance playing DIE games.
Or perhaps the truth is that white men w/IQs >= 115 or so built all of it and without us it will collapse."
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