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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by hbelusca » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:20 pm

RoCall just maintains the list of system calls and call these with invalid parameters, that's it. So there's no danger using that tool.

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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by justincase » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:36 pm

Realistically, the best way to handle something like this is to ignore the defamatory posts, and someone run some tests on their own using his tool, then make a bug report on JIRA about their findings. Possibly multiple, depending on how related/unrelated they seem to be. Then this person should try to work with the devs to fix these issues, and not bother responding to the original defamatory post.

This way people who find the defamatory post and test it themselves will (eventually) see that the defamers claims are no longer accurate, lending credibility to us, and taking credibility from the defamer, these people will likely post back to tell the defamer that his claims don't hold up, and people who look through our JIRA, or who try to look deeper into this person's claims and find the JIRA reports, will see that if you go through the right channels, the ReactOS project will fix their issues.

Perhaps by dealing with such posts in this manner in the future, we can calmly continue our work without a chance for people to claim that we stoop to low levels, and we may even be able to get people like this guy to try actually reporting issues like these to us through the proper channels.
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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by jimtabor » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:27 am

There was a paid audit of all your code made in 2015. Results were really terrifying.
Can someone elaborate about this?

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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:37 am

jimtabor wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:27 am
There was a paid audit of all your code made in 2015. Results were really terrifying.
Can someone elaborate about this?
I was afraid to ask, but..... yeah ^^
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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by PurpleGurl » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:22 am

I didn't know there was a paid audit several years back. I only knew about the first one.

So that begs some questions. Did the audit originate with ROS? If not, then who did it? And what/where are the findings? I will search the web and see if anything comes up.

Also, maybe information about the first audit should be removed from the site or at least not exposed to the web. For instance, take this newsletter:

https://reactos.org/reactos-dead-welcome-reactos

That looks like some of the ammunition for this guy.

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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by ThFabba » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 pm

And now we're doing what everyone agreed _wasn't_ a good idea: discussing the criticism beyond the technical...

I've never heard of this "paid audit" thing, so I'd personally assume that the guy made it up.

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Re: Third party criticism to ReactOS project

Post by EmuandCo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:25 pm

Maybe he did to have some f00d for his crap. Anyways. I'd say discussion is over. Cya
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