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Re: Chinese Internet cafes being forced to switch to Red Flag LINUX

Hi, Im scared with these methods of Linux "marketing". I expect there is something worse than national thinking. Are complete source codes of Red Flag Linux available, so Internet cafes are able to compile it by self? If yes, it should be quite easy (well, better, not impossible) to find major differences between upstream and RFL.


2008/12/5 <phobos@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 07:26:05AM -0600, bennett@xxxxxxxxxx wrote 0.8K bytes in 15 lines about:
:      I wonder what sorts of spyware the Chinese government has built into
: Red Flag LINUX that might affect tor or browser security.  See the article at
: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081203/ap_on_bi_ge/as_china_internet_cafes

While state surveillance is always a possibility, people in China tell
me this is more of a "not made here" push.  The idea is to use domestic
technology rather than foreign.