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Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Bug#766395: emacs/gnus: Uses s_client to for SSL.
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:48:34 +0900

Perry E. Metzger writes:

 > Free software has supported TLS 1.2 for a long time. What you're
 > claiming is that you know of loads of people who have failed to
 > upgrade their software -- but it is of course easy to upgrade if
 > you run free software, because nothing prevents you from getting
 > updated packages.

Wrong.  Many people these days are using free software in corporate
environments where they need to get the new versions vetted by
corporate security.

You may not consider that a problem, but the people running those
sites do.

 > Anyway, this attitude is why the NSA has such an easy time spying on
 > the world. "We can't afford to have security, people might get
 > inconvenienced for the length of time needed to upgrade their
 > systems."

True.  So what?  It's a real effect, and your sneers aren't going to
affect their behavior.

Some problems are sufficiently severe that it's worth fixing them even
if it causes great inconvenience.  This one (as I understand it from
posts here) is not.

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