Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Probably there are lots of packages reviewed by their authors only?Review and signing are two different processes. Every single new package has to go through a review process as outlined in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/ReviewGuidelines Signing a package is done by a small number of people in the release engineering team and they do that manually before pushing it into the repositories.
Well, it looks that those "review guidelines" cover mostly administrative/legal issues. It looks that no one cares about the source code.
So it looks that it's quite possible to have a lot of trojan horses/rootkits/whatever in the distribution tree.
To get rid of it, we would have to review the source code. STF ======================================================================= http://eisenbits.homelinux.net/~stf/ OpenPGP: 9D25 3D89 75F1 DF1D F434 25D7 E87F A1B9 B80F 8062 =======================================================================
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