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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
  • From: Rasmus Plewe <rasmus@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 22:37:25 +0100
  • Message-id: <20120306213725.GA22953@crash>
On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 07:19:50PM +0100, Joachim Schrod wrote:
Rasmus Plewe wrote:

Look at this discussion, that shouldn't have been a discussion to begin
with. "A desktop user should be able to do desktoply things." He can
touch the hardware, so, from a technical point of view, what kind of
security is there, anyway?


But that wasn't the discussion, at least not its start.

Not sure what you refer to. That a desktop user should be able to do
desktoply things _was_ the start of the discussion.
If someone has physical access to a machine, it's rather hard to lock
him out of the system.

As Marcus wrote, this is actually often not even a policy problem,
but the user interfaces didn't change fast enough to support newer
low-level service facilities,

I was never attacking Marcus. But, as nicely as you described the
problem and how everyone blames someone else, do you really think the
desktop user cares as long as the problem exists?

So, the focus should be how to enable a status that the user rightly
expects, rather than to argue why it is as broken as it appears to him.

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