[BangPypers] [ANN][X-Post] SciPy India conference in Dec. 2009

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Thu Oct 8 01:31:13 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 07 Oct 2009 3:38:25 pm Noufal Ibrahim wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>
> wrote: [..]
> > django, plone has about one issue every two years - usually minor and not
> > affecting anything critical. There is something radically wrong in a
> > software that gets one core critical issue a month (even then drupal is
> > better than wordpress that churns out such things 2 or 3 times a
> > month).[..]
> One thing to consider is that the number of deployed installations of
> PHP based CMSs like Drupal and Wordpress is much MUCH higher than the
> Python based ones like Plone. That alone will skew the numbers quite a
> bit.
> There are cases of course where the software itself was not designed
> with security in mind perhaps for an earlier era (eg. Sendmail) where
> the number of exploits is quite high but I don't think Drupal falls
> into this category.
> Your comment however begs the question - do you feel that one of the
> reasons why Drupal is 'insecure' because it's coded in PHP?

frankly I have no idea - apart from the empirical observation that most PHP 
apps have security pages/mailing lists and most python apps do not have them.
Kenneth Gonsalves
Senior Project Officer

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