[Alpine-info] Strange behaviour in deleting from Gmail
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 13:23:59 PST 2009
On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Mark Crispin wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik wrote:
>> Atleast we still have the freedom to run our own services. We should
>> use that freedom and do so.
> Correction: you have that freedom for now.
Exactly. Our freedoms at universities all over America have been severely
restricted in recent years. The reason, they say, is security. I could
ask why they think my web server is insecure after I've run it for 12
years without a single security problem, but I know their answer: "talk to
I thank the real reason has to do with money. Part of that is that it
costs a little more to test security of systems that run services. Part
is the influence of software industry lobbyists on university IT policies.
I don't see it first hand, but I can kinda guess what's going on.
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