On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 9:55 PM Joshua Kinard <ku...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On 8/10/2020 11:22, William Hubbs wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 12:00:44AM -0400, Joshua Kinard wrote:
> >>
> >> If eudev is not broken, then why your proposed fix?
> >
> > bitrot and bus factor.
> Examples?

The sole maintainer of eudev is going to suddenly disappear before
getting a chance to tell anybody about the horrible security issue
they discovered earlier that day.

> You meant to say "has yet to come true".
> Elsewise, as long as that door remains open, then future tense is
> the correct tense.

Note that the disappearance of the sole maintainer of eudev has yet to
happen, but we absolutely need to be taking steps today because
everybody knows it will happen.  After all, it COULD happen, and so as
long as that door remains open the future tense is the correct tense.

I find it amusing that everybody is still trembling in fear that
Lennart is going to take their shell scripts away from them in the
middle of the night.  But it isn't like anybody needs to touch that
cruft if they don't want to just because they're working on Gentoo, so
whatever rocks your boat.

Really though I'd just stick with "ain't broke don't fix it" as there
really is no reason to get into paranoid FUD.


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