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more on the darpa grant
- To: misc_(_at_)_cvs_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: more on the darpa grant
- From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt_(_at_)_cvs_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 13:13:24 -0600
so, the article missed a few things
let me clarify a few things that did not make it to the story
the darpa grant started funding us about 18 months ago
sometimes it takes a while for the press to notice
there's a bunch of people, you can probably tell by the stuff they are
working, who are funded from the darpa grant to work full time.
the article does not say what exactly we've been working on it, but if
you are running 3.1, you are using what we had then. same for 3.2.
and when you get 3.3, you will be running some of it. when you get
3.4, there'll be even more.
as well, since it frees up CD sales money, a few other people have
been funded out of that as well.
it may seem like a lot of money, but there are overheads, and some of
the funding was also absorbed by upenn (that is how grants work when
you involve a US university)
however, the grant only runs for about another 6 months.
which is kind of scary, since with the US economy tanking so very
nicely, and at the same time people becoming much more comfortable
with ftp installs, we are seeing massive decreases in cd sales
(massive decrease in sales from the US, but no real decrease from the
rest of the world -- you decide what that means).
at the same time, we are seeing massive increases in ftp installs.
so.. i don't pretend to know what will happen after the darpa grant is
i know we have some more security work, in particular some stuff
extending out of W^X, that we want to do, and that stuff really needs
fulltime people pushing it.
also, i've been informed that the money translates to more like 1.5
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