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[-] Shadow@lemmy.ca 16 points 2 months ago

After reading more into this, the dev sounds like he's being a twat.

Nginx had some security bugs in alpha code. F5 issued cve's for it, the dev didn't want them to because it wasn't code in a stable release. That's the entire story from what I can tell.

I don't feel like f5 was in the wrong here, and running off to raise a stink seems like an excessive response here.

[-] funkforager@sh.itjust.works 1 points 2 months ago

Can you share links to the further reading? I use nginx and would love to know more about what’s happening.

[-] Shadow@lemmy.ca 2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

For sure, most of the good discussion was on hacker news here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39373327 and https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39373612

Megazone is one of the F5 security people and posted here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=39374312

[-] funkforager@sh.itjust.works 1 points 2 months ago

Thanks very much!

[-] autotldr@lemmings.world 4 points 2 months ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:


Maxim Dounin as one of the longtime core developers of the Nginx web server announced the creation today of a new fork of the project called Freenginx.

Dounin explained in announcing Freenginx: "As you probably know, F5 closed Moscow office in 2022, and I no longer work for F5 since then.

Still, we’ve reached an agreement that I will maintain my role in nginx development as a volunteer.

Unfortunately, some new non-technical management at F5 recently decided that they know better how to run open source projects.

That’s quite understandable: they own the project, and can do anything with it, including doing marketing-motivated actions, ignoring developers position and community.

The goal of the project is to keep nginx development free from arbitrary corporate actions."


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