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[liberationtech] Quick Guide to Alternatives

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Sat Jun 22 16:15:25 PDT 2013


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:30:00AM +0200, Julian Oliver wrote:
> It'd be also good to add GNU/Linux however. [...[

And the BSD family, notably OpenBSD -- whose development is led in
large part by one of my favorite curmudgeons.  (As I've said elsewhere,
some of the people working on OpenBSD are nit-picking, anal-retentive,
pedantic, intolerant, fanatical, insistent, demanding and relentless:
in other words, the perfect people to be crafting an operating system.)

> Use of open source applications alone is an insufficient measure against
> snooping today, IMO. 

True.  Open source OS/applications are necessary -- but not sufficient.

---rsk



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