Here we go

All band: Me, myself, I and Heikki (the bass player gets a job), we´ll take some gigs sometimes in clubs and other good places.
We ´re playing, `couse we like it. The subscription from here.
(Next gig 29.6.2011 - Get your ass at K-Klubi)
Next gig: 28.7 - Hiili, Aurinkoterassi). My regards.
Get your ass at Resistori-Klubi: Next gig: 29.9.2011 .. .. !
Next gig 1.5 at Kuopio Market Square at 14.00.
Next gig playing for Save the Rupla, 28.7.12 at Piispanpuisto (at Bishop´s Park of Kuopio).
Now: I´m gonna present some of my texts in three languages  with simple accompaniment at next TEXTfirst night.
Get your ass at Henry´s pub  15.1.2013 at 22h, for my please,..and the new gig: April 16nd.
I will get my ass and quitar to Lekkeri 13.4.2013 @ Helmi's birthday party with streetpunk.
the next time you will see me in Kuopio will be 26th May 2013. there comes a gig ... at Pushkin's statue to start at 12:00.
Next gig playing for Save the Rupla, 23th November 2013 at Rupla. Starts at 14:00 -> Get your ass on there where occurs!
Nästa min spelning ska finnas på Nykterhetshuset 2014/12/04 (kl 11:00) i Kuopio. Hör du, som nya arbetarklassmusik, några bra låtar.
The Next gig will be May 1, 2014 on Kuopio Market Square's stage at 9.00.
.. and you will also see me in Kuopio on the gig-stage at the lake of Valkeinen about at fourte
en May 1, 2014.

hemmagården på onsdag, den 28:e dagen kl 21 i denna månad ->
Ro sitt röv hit och se:
The Old Union Band.
The solo-gig on the Kuopio's VR-Magazine at 8/08/2015 Saturday. There will be some kind of antifascist theme. Get your ass there at 19:00. The next gig at same place at 29/8/
den spelningen på Kuopios marknadstorget den lördag, 12 september (2015) klockan 11 framåt.
det kommer att
finnas upproret nu!
Live at BilliardCenter oct 30, 2015. The FridayBand.
scenen 6 augusti `16 på Peräniemenkasino i Kuopio.
Följande gig på scenen 12 augusti `17 vid Peräniemenkasino i Kuopio-stad.
Jag har startat nya soloalbumsinspelningar.

Ps. Someone did ask,
my first album The Desert Songs is sold out.
I `m sorry.
(we are working with the new material)
(Update 20.9.11: Heikki has left the band.)
(Update 08.7.12: ROH Band Mark II works)
(Update 30.3.14: The Old Union Band has been formed)
(Update 30.8.15) the newly named: Fridayband.

Feb 3, 2014

What is want from your software, is there some transparency?

Threre where the LinuxCon meeting in New Orleans, were Linus Torvalds was asked if he had ever been approached by the US government (NSA) to insert a backdoor into the Linux kernel. Here's his characteristic answer:
Torvalds responded "no" while shaking his head "yes," as the audience broke into spontaneous laughter (his personality is no longer just the same old).
But, like encryption, it is probably one of the best defenses we have - whether or not Torvalds was asked to add a backdoor to Linux (a backdoor is term used to describe a hidden vulnerability in a program that could conceivably allow an entity to access information on Linux computers without users' knowledge.)
They did not even asked.
Oh, Christ. It was obviously a joke, no government agency has ever asked me for a backdoor in Linux.
Strangely, I think this is not a joking matter - and will not to be it.
Obviously, it's hard to tell from that whether he really meant "yes" or "no". But the question does touch on an important issue: whether open source might be less vulnerable than traditional applications to tampering by the NSA or other intelligence organizations. That's plausible, because by definition free software's code is always available for inspection; the idea is that even if backdoors are somehow introduced, they will be spotted by people looking over the code.
it's not obvious in advance that any particular open source project can avoid backdoors.

Of course, there are some problems with that, writes Techdirt. The first of those is that just because the code is available does not mean anyone will look at it. Secondly, even if the source code is examined and looks fine, that doesn't imply that the compiled version you run on your machine will be - a well known, and deep problem.
It does not mean that we should give up on the hope that open source might be better than traditional closed source when it comes to backdoors. Oh-no.

Not necessarily. Here, for example, is the security expert Bruce Schneier writing in the Guardian a couple of weeks ago on the best ways to stay secure in the light of the revelations about the NSA's activities. closed-source software is easier for the NSA to backdoor than open-source software.
Thanks to the recent NSA leaks, people are more worried than ever that their software might have backdoors.
Many open source projects are fully transparent: not only is the source code public, but the project also makes public the issue tracker that is used to manage known defects and the internal email discussions of the development team. All of these are useful in deterring backdoor attempts.
That's from Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University, says to Techdirt:
Transparency does not guarantee that holes will be found, because there might not be enough eyeballs on the code. For open source projects, finding backdoors, or security vulnerabilities in general, is a public good.
in otherwise in som economists' sense that effort spent on it benefits everyone, including those who don't contribute any effort themselves.
In other words, open source is not a panacea: it is not guaranteed to protect you from backdoors. Despite Felten upbeat assessment of the value of open source in providing software transparency, the rest of his post urges caution.



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