RE: Reasons why BIND isn't being upgraded

From: Paul A Vixie []
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 3:03 PM

> The category "OS vendors" gets a little fishy... Do Linus
Torvalds and
> Alan Cox get on the list if they sign the NDA? How about Patrick
> Volkerding?

If they're mature trustworthy people (I know Linus but not
those other guys)
and if they need some time to get patches ready for large
user bases, then I
feel sure that they'd be welcomed gladly.

The catagory "OS vendors" may be a canard. MHSC is a Caldera VAR, but we
also have live servers and so do our clients. We had already deployed
BIND-8.2.3 before Caldera even made it available. That channel takes too
long. I'm not a direct Sun customer, but I'll wager that Sun has yet to make
it available to their customers. The same goes for HP and IBM.