[Design-team] Design Spin bugs

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 12:42:56 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 09:48:11AM +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> On 07/07/2010 02:42 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
> > I hate selinux with a passion. And (also) running Ubuntu that has no
> > selinux is a joy for myself.
> > I am not saying that it doesn't serve its intended purpose, but is it
> > really necessary to be included in the Design Spin? I think not.
> Disabling SELinux on my desktop is one of the first things I do after a 
> fresh install, *but* I pretty much know what I am doing there, I would 
> *never* recommend that to a newbie or non-security conscious user (as 
> the designers are presumed to be). So we must have SELinux installed and 
> active by default.

I wanted to correct a misconception about the statistics for SELinux.
According to smolts.org[1], almost 70% of systems reporting to Smolt
have SELinux enabled, and most of these have SELinux in enforcing

I think these changes are due to both the excellent maintenance of
policy by Dan Walsh and others, and also more effective communication
about the benefits of SELinux.

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[1] http://smolts.org/static/stats/stats.html
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