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France Broadens Surveillance Powers; Wider Scope Than NSA

eric_herm Re:Thanks (169 comments)

Technically, dictators didn't really care that much in the past either way. They do ignore criticism in all case.

about 9 months ago
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Red Hat Wants to be a Dominant Force in the Cloud (Video)

eric_herm Re:the cloud is dead (40 comments)

I think the idea is to have your own on-demand cloud and server, ie for internal customers in big company.

about 10 months ago
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Snowden Used Social Engineering To Get Classified Documents

eric_herm Re:Fire them (276 comments)

I see more someone saying "OMG NSA is so stupid" rather than someone trying to tarnish Snowden reputation.

about 10 months ago
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Snowden Used Social Engineering To Get Classified Documents

eric_herm Re:Fire them (276 comments)

You can fully divide the admin task with selinux like having 1 admin who can disable selinux ( or rather "update the policy" ), and having another doing operational stuff ( like logging as root ). So technically, the first one can disable protection for the 2nd one, but cannot do much by itself. And with protected physical access, you can pretty much have a rather locked down system. Not protected against 2 rogue admins, of course, but being protected against 1 is already better than most systems.

And regarding environment where SELinux is used ( besides targeted ), you can take a look at the openshift service from RH, they do use it a lot to separate users. But you are right that for most people, using more than targeted policy is a bit overkill, since people do not care that much about security ( and when they do care enough to not disable selinux, firewall and everything that make stuff so hard ).

about 10 months ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'

eric_herm Re:B-O-O H-O-O. (419 comments)

Bash is slow.
Also, bash is not a real language. You will start talking about programming in bash when it will have a proper namespacing system, because even php got namespace support.

Not to mention the need for forking a gigantic amount of software as soon as you want to make anything relevant such as parsing output of any others process, because bash is also unable to understand any complex data structure.

That's a fine language for those whose programming is not a job, and for small software, but as soon as you talk something more critical like the boot of a modern system, bash is holding change, due to various problem ( like a total lack of testing framework, and a given the fact that no one wrote one, lack of will to write one from the whole community of bash aficionados ). Any kind of network operations is just a hack, trying to put everything under the unix pipeline model ( like the whole /dev/tcp/ stuff that Debian disabled ).

Systemd unit file are vastly more easier to edit and go straight to the point, you declare the binary and it fucking take care of the rest. That's why we invented computers, to do stuff, not to force us to do their work.

about a year ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'

eric_herm Re:B-O-O H-O-O. (419 comments)

So that would be a problem of Cadence if they decide to only support RHEL instead of SLES, not of Red Hat.

about a year ago
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CCC Says Apple iPhone 5S TouchID Broken

eric_herm Re:Easy! (481 comments)

No, Apple trained the phone to give the middle finger, not to recognize it.

about a year ago
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Ubuntu Edge Draws Nearly $13M, But Falls Short of Indiegogo Goal

eric_herm Re:Smart idea (125 comments)

Not for free. The campaign had to be organized, the buzz too. Basically, it would have been cheaper to make a proper market study rather than losing credibility, time and money into that. Especially since they hired someone to design the phone in the first place.

1 year,26 days
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Ubuntu Edge Now Most-Backed Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

eric_herm Re:Why Crowdfunding ? (104 comments)

So in this case, this is showing that there is almost no one that want it, since there is less than 10000 persons who pledged money for that. That's a bit sad, i would have pledged if I didn't changed my phone just before ( ie, if Canonical did communicate in the open, I would for sure waited a bit more, but I guess that 1 person wouldn't have changed much ).

about a year ago
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Red Hat CEO: Bring On the Clones

eric_herm Re:Why pay Red Hat (182 comments)

I guess there is not enough Linux geeks for every company, I guess even experts do not know everything, and as long as you can do everything, we just ask you to do more for the same price.

about a year ago
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Red Hat CEO: Bring On the Clones

eric_herm Re: Doesn't make sense (182 comments)

Sure, and admins do not need to make sure the OS is properly funded, cause everything come for free and most of them have so much time to contribute.

And of course, admins do not need any training, do not need to have certified hardware cause they can perfectly guess what is working just by looking on specifications. And of course, none of them never read the documentation, nor call the support for complex problems, because all admins are experts in every possible domain.

about a year ago
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Fedora 19 Released

eric_herm Re:And it's still not as good as Ubuntu or Debian. (202 comments)

To be honest, you need more than just a puppet recipe to make a mail server. There is several how to because everybody has a different view on what to use. Dovecot, cyrus, ldap/mysql/simple user, postfix/exim/sendmail, what spam filtering, how, etc, etc. People are asking what module they should use to do this or that, and everybody is replicating module because the current one do not work like they want. So the issue is not solved, it just moved elsewhere.

The live spin are made using kickstart. So someone could already use that to replicate the setup, and there was some proposal to use ansible on the fedora-devel ist, not sure how far this went.

about a year ago
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Can Red Hat Do For OpenStack What It Did For Linux?

eric_herm Re:Will it be as broken as Fedora? (118 comments)

You can try openstack on Fedora, or look at RDO ( http://openstack.redhat.com/Main_Page ).

And Fedora is as broken as the community make it broken. If there is no one to make bug reports, triage them, make QA, then yeah, this slip. There is lots of way to help on this part, from giving karma to update testing and testing prerelease.

about a year ago
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Can Red Hat Do For OpenStack What It Did For Linux?

eric_herm Re:Will only succeed if OpenStack exists on its ow (118 comments)

Technically, JBoss has compatible competitors with Websphere and others.

And there is plenty of competitor on openstack, be it Suse openstack offering, or stuff like cloudstack.

about a year ago
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Can Red Hat Do For OpenStack What It Did For Linux?

eric_herm Re:Show what an inferior OpenStack might look like (118 comments)

I am sure that your company policy should include "do not use Technology preview on production servers". If it doesn't, then I suggest to add it, and then complain that using RHEL do not have the packages you need, if you want to switch to Debian. That would be much more smoother. than trying to blame the vendor for your lack of clue regarding what is supported and what is not ( especially when comparing to Ubuntu, where you do not even have the guarantee that Mark will not change his mind and just stop the project, or focus it on something else, like they did on the desktop, on bzr, and several stuff )

about a year ago
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Red Hat Confirms GNOME Classic Mode For RHEL 7

eric_herm Re:This was even a question? (192 comments)

Your analogy is totally wrong. That's more :

- here is a list of stuff, we will do our best to support, but you have no guarantee on anything
and the other
- here is a list of stuff, we plan to guarantee this. Also, as we know that you may want to plan and deploy the technology for testing in advance, so here is a preview for testing, we wait on your feedback, but that's too new to guarantee much.

That you have a business case do not change much. People have business case for lots of stuff, that doesn't mean this can done or supported in the long term.

In the end, you can turn that as much as you want, you seem to just rant because you have no one to blame for your lack of understanding of the current documented policy.

about a year ago
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Can Red Hat Do For OpenStack What It Did For Linux?

eric_herm Re:RedHat be unsmart? (118 comments)

Well, that's the point, ie you need more than hobbyist. IE, when it come to be "enterprise" ready, people expect documentation, training, certification, support, and this is not free ( because while some people enjoy writing documentation or making support, there isn't that much people doing it for free ). And also, when you start to pay, you tend to expect someone to handle the sales, someone to negociate, etc, etc.

about a year ago
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Red Hat Confirms GNOME Classic Mode For RHEL 7

eric_herm Re:Isn't unwillingless to learn a big problem? (192 comments)

There is no such thing as "sake for the sake of change". Either you change and do exactly the same way with a better architecutre ( so it is more extensiible ), or you rewrite to be more maintainable ( so you can spend more time later on fixing others issues, or offering features ).

But if there is a change, then something improved somewhere, and so the change was not done without reason. That people miss the reason of a change doesn't mean there isn't one, just that they do not see and that it may not matter to them. And that doesn't mean it doesn't matter to someone else, coders included.

about a year ago

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Facebook, GMail and GVoice in the same desktop app

eric_herm eric_herm writes  |  more than 3 years ago

eric_herm (1231134) writes "In spite of standardizing and advances in term of cross messaging, the situation didn't move since 10 years, chat networks are still isolated. We all have some friends using
Facebook, some using GMail, and some who just use the good old phone system, and keeping track of this is annoying. Thankfully for us, the good folks from Yate have released a new version of their opensource client, who now support Facebook chat, GMail (GTalk) chat and GVoice calls in one desktop application. They have versions for Linux, Windows and Mac. Now you no longer have to open 3 differents applications to speak with others."

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Mandriva fire most of the distribution team

eric_herm eric_herm writes  |  about 4 years ago

eric_herm (1231134) writes "Following the news of Edge-it liquidation, Mandriva subsidiary, most paid distributions developpers have
announced to the community on forum and mailling list they were leaving, culminating today with the departure of Anne Laure Nicolas, head of engineering.
The whole community is waiting on a positive announce on 17 september, but the perspective look quite bleak for the free software distribution, and while there was some announce about a possible russian investor, users on the forum express their concern with the inevitable loss of quality that will occurs following the layoff. This already bad news affect the company, already weakened by the scandal in Korea about Metanav, who sued everybody for using GPL."
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Mandriva in the storm

eric_herm eric_herm writes  |  more than 4 years ago

eric_herm (1231134) writes "It seems that the rumors of the previous month about Mandriva being for sale have been more than simple rumors. Frederic Cuif, active member of the french user association have sum up the various possibilities and contacts he had, and explained the various outcome he envision. Since Mandrake/Mandriva is still a solid distribution, and one that brought many Linux users to the world of free software since years, what do slashdotters think of this news, and of the future of the company ?"
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