[GLLUG] Am I over-reacting to this?

Adrian McMenamin adrianmcmenamin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 10:01:10 UTC 2014

On 15 January 2014 22:26, John Edwards <john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 09:12:29PM +0000, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> <snip>
> > Also, Canonical have root access to all Ubuntu Linux installs. After
> > all, who compiles all the binaries, when you install Ubuntu Linux.
> Why pick on Canonical? The same holds true for any binary distributed
> operating system.
> Even compiling from source does not give you 100% safety, because you
> then need to trust the C compiler (see Ken Thompson).
It might not even be the compiler - it might simply be impossible to know:

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