[Mono-list] Re: Bootstrapping

Norbert Bollow nb@SoftwareEconomics.biz
Thu, 8 Jul 2004 19:24:34 +0200

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Paolo Molaro <lupus@ximian.com> wrote:

> Originally mcs and corlib where compiled with csc on windows, so
> paranoid people suppose MS could have injected a trojan. Assuming pnet's
> compiler could compile mcs and corlib correctly, would that give any
> more guarantees? Nope, since thay had to use the MS compiler to build
> their own corlib for much longer than us, the window of opportunity for
> the evil MS to inject a trojan on their system was much bigger, so there
> is no additional guarantee and people are deluding themselves if they
> think there is.

Is this an attempt to spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) about
the DotGNU Portable.Net (pnet) system, or did you honestly write the
above without thinking about the matter first?

There is no possibility whatsoever that Microsoft could have injected
a trojan into the DotGNU Portable.Net (pnet) system, since building
pnet does not require already having a C# compiler or a "corlib".

Greetings, Norbert.

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