Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "Jan Kundrát" <jkt@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [soc] Python bindings for Paludis
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:34:27
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [soc] Python bindings for Paludis by Seemant Kulleen
1 Seemant Kulleen wrote:
2 > The effects are far reaching and shared by everyone. If an official
3 > package manager is outside of Gentoo's control, and the maintainer(s) of
4 > that piece of software decide to do anything malicious (examples: inject
5 > some dodgy code, remove documentation, take out access to the
6 > repository, etc) for whatever reason (say, they get pissed off at a few
7 > Gentoo people and decide that the entire Gentoo community can be painted
8 > that way), then Gentoo has now become a slave to those people. That,
9 > I'm sure you'll agree, is unacceptable.
11 (ignoring [possible securty issues as per spanky's mail)
13 Wouldn't that be solved if $other-package-manager folks provide full
14 dumps of the SCM system they use?
16 Cheers,
17 -jkt
19 --
20 cd /local/pub && more beer > /dev/mouth


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