Death (?) And Rebirth!

Miracles do happen. Thanks to FLOSS licences they are almost a regular occurence. Recently, TrueCrypt had some kind of meltdown and emitted a bunch of messages about security problems.“This is not a fork (yet), we just coordinate, a fork will probably have a new name. Combining efforts is most important for now.
* First priority: Making the Product available again.
* Second priority: finding interested and capable persons volunteering to help. Identify and solve legal issues. Identify Security Threats.
Additionally: we will wait for the result of the Open Crypto Audit
* Third priority: Fork the project and solve security threats. Found a support association for continued development”

There it is. The code is not dead. Someone has it and is running, examining, modifying and distributing it. That’s the way IT should be done, with instant backup of critical software. Too bad IBM had not insisted on second-sourcing software and hardware for its PC back in the day.

See TrueCrypt – organizing a future.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Death (?) And Rebirth!

  1. dougman says:

    LOL…its weird how that went down.

    The one still open for discussion is PearOS.

    BTW, Linux Mint 17 is out for download.

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