[dns-operations] Code diversity and resolvers (was Re: DNS at FOSDEM 2016)
regnauld at nsrc.org
Wed Feb 3 19:41:04 UTC 2016
Andrew Sullivan (ajs) writes:
> On Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 12:41:05PM +0100, Phil Regnauld wrote:
> > I think code diversity is a Good Thing [tm].
> In principle, that statement is one I can support. In practice, it
> strikes me that it may well sometimes be false.
> it seems to me that building on
> one advantage of free software -- that you can use and improve code
> that is already working -- is something that's being forgotten.
Put it that way, agreed.
> So, sure, code diversity is a Good Thing. But so is a stable resolver
> that has years of real-world testing. I'm not sure the trade-off here
> is a good one.
Hmm, and in systemd's case, it's LGPL 2.1, so they probably could
have gotten away with using existing BSD code (say, unbound).
Ok, there goes my attempt to try and give systemd the benefit of
the doubt. I tried :)
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