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[REBOL] Re: Enabling the REBOL community

From: sembazuru:crosswinds at: 10-May-2001 14:46

Hello Joel Neely On 09-May-01, Joel Neely wrote: JN> Hi, Terry, JN> Good point! JN> Terry Brownell wrote: JN>> JN>> This topic needs to address legal issues such as copyrights, JN>> licenses etc. Are all modules free? JN>> JN> As I understand it, submitting code to CPAN is de facto making it JN> available to the Perl community for re-use. We could certainly JN> (with appropriate legal help and language) make such a release JN> a prerequisite for any code submitted to UHURU. OK, I have a question here. I really like the ideas that are being thrown around here, but what about security? If it is set up to automagically (or at least with a requestor) download the latest version if available, how does one protect from some lamer uploading a trojaned update? Or even making sure that the first time you download a module it isn't trojaned? (Us Amiga-folk have been having a bit of trouble with this sort of thing over on AmiNet whenever Amiga makes an announcement that some people don't agree with...) How does CPAN deal with this? How should UHURU deal with it? Pax -- Member: Team AMIGA --} WatchDog Fingerprint: 2C 8A 03 3C D6 D3 32 7F (Chris Elliott) 66 0F 9B 9F 03 77 1D 85 PGP Key ID: A6A79259 Keys (and other stuff) are at <tsb>Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more 'user-friendly'.... Their best approach, so far, has been to take all the old brochures, and stamp the words, 'user-friendly' on the cover. -- Bill Gates