I find it hard to believe they would do something so stupid
This has been practice in Debian for years. Usually patches or fixes
are reviewed. This is a disaster for anyone that has interfaced with a
Debian key. This is what testing was for, at least I thought so.
Let the auditing begin.
This is the perfect example why Slackware runs almost vanilla settings.
The distributions that are doing heavy patching are the ones that create
this type of mess. The process should be create a fix for a problem, apply
for the fix to be added. If it is denied fix until it is approved. That creates a
nice tracking system. Then all distro's will be able to boast the same
hardware support. This process will also give credibility to Linux, which is
needed. May the result be that some people wakeup.
This is one of the faults noted by the BSD group. The BSD group is slower
at development. The approach is to fix the problem, then prove it is fixed.