root password considered harmful, and other security policies. (was Re: Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic

Miloslav Trmač mitr at
Thu Mar 8 14:37:10 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Tim Waugh <twaugh at> wrote:
> ...except that the primary author of that document told me this month
> that it is only a draft and can be ignored¹.

It was actually approved by FESCo about two years ago:

Given my area of interest I probably should have known the status by
heart, I'm afraid I didn't.

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