Request Regarding the "Remove SELinux" Thread

Thompson Freeman tfreeman at
Sun Sep 23 14:08:41 UTC 2007

On 09/22/2007 05:27:00 PM, David Boles wrote:
> I'm not a Linux only zealot but I do use it when I can.
> The OS that runs
> on a computer, and the computer itself, are tools for me.
> I use the tool
> that does the job. I don't try to drive nails with a
> screwdriver.
> Fair enough?  8-)
> --

Fair enough for me. Save that I'm _very_ leary of zealotry  
of any stripe. I try hard to not label corporations or  
other groups of people as "bad" or "evil empire" or what  
have you. Not my job, nor am I well enough informed or  
smart enough to do the job. I do seem to be a minority  
opinion however.

I prefer open source software because I trained as a  
physical scientist. Basically, in my training and by my  
values, secret data is normally a bad thing. Secrets  
encourage liars, and honest mistakes, to persist and make  
life all that much harder and more confusing.

Sorry for the soapbox act. It was irritation at what I saw  
as grandstanding and loud soapbox oratory that set me off  
in the first place, and now I've gone and done it myself.  
And before somebody points it out, that pretty much makes  
me a hypacrit(sp?).

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