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You can now ask questions for 's "Linux Thursday" from the Message section of the House of Lunduke BBS.

Why? Because we can.

@BryanLunduke
Please share your thoughts on the need for a more "Conservative" approach to Software Development. Let me elaborate:

Problems like Heartbleed could be prevented if developers in the FOSS world were encouraged to scrutinise the code for bugs instead of measuring "progress" with new features and lines of code added.

How do we promote an approach to software development that first priority should be to spend more time doing bug fixes (hardening) than adding features?

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On a related note, if the infrastructure of the internet is so important, how come no one (let's include state actors in this list) has taken it upon themselves to try to promote (and finance) projects written in Ada for example?

Linux running on routers is great. A minimalistic Linux variant/port written in Ada and running on future routers would be even greater from a security perspective.

@BryanLunduke This is more of a personal anecdote than a real question, but here goes anyway... I was at Dublin airport recently (about three weeks ago at this stage) and decided I'd do some work while waiting for my flight, but booting into Debian with verbose boot managed to freak out a nearby "muggle". Luckily I managed to convince him that it's just a normal OS before he got security involved. I'm wondering if this kind of thing happens a lot, or you have ever had a similar experience.

@BryanLunduke What are your thoughts on how the possible defeat of net neutrality and possible victory of EME would affect open source projects like Linux, Tor and so on? A lot of new Linux apps are starting to become more web-based, so how do you think this would affect their functionality?

@BryanLunduke
On a related note, if the infrastructure of the internet is so important, how come no one (let's include state actors in this list) has taken it upon themselves to try to promote (and finance) projects written in Ada for example?

While Linux running on routers is great by itself, a minimalistic Linux variant/port written in Ada and running on future routers would be even greater from a security perspective for the whole of the internet.

@BryanLunduke You're making it really hard for people outside US to ask questions :(
But I had question for Linux Thursday which I tooted earlier this week related to the Linux Foundation.
If you get somebody from Linux Foundation on the show, please ask about the strategy for "Individual Members" which seem to be mistreated in recent years (compared to Corporate Members)