Welcome to EWONTFIX, a blog dedicated to in-depth coverage of longstanding defects in software, especially Free and Open Source. The name EWONTFIX traditionally pokes fun at developers who refuse to fix or deny the existence of their bugs, but rather than just playing blame games, I hope to raise the standard of quality demanded from FOSS and help newer programmers learn from past mistakes in order not to repeat them.
Rich Felker, who goes by dalias online, is the primary author of musl, an implementation of the C/POSIX standard library with a strong focus on correctness and simplicity. He is also a security consultant associated with Openwall, a participant in the Austin Group (which maintains the POSIX standard), and a contributor to various Free and Open Source software projects. His areas of particular interest include: