Just in case you live under a rock, government funding for a University of Pennsylvania research project that was paying for OpenBSD development was cut not long after Theo de Raadt had some anti-war quotes published in the Canadian press. News stories are being tracked on the OpenBSD Media Coverage page.

Another reader mentioned to me that the security advances in OpenBSD that I linked to the ZDNet story about the other day are not as innovative as claimed in the article. Apparently, it builds upon some innovations from elsewhere, like ProPolice. There’s also StackGuard.