[LAU] [LAD] Some new things to play with

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Oct 13 01:16:08 UTC 2010

On 10/13/10 02:37, Jeremy wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM, <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 04:49:59PM -0400, drew Roberts wrote:
>>> Does the software world need a better way to handle this reputation
>> issue?
>>> (The rest of the world in general as well perhaps?) Is there any way to
>> build
>>> a signed binary where this can be checked from within the binary itself?
>>> Perhaps stick the signature at the end of the binary and have the signing
>>> routine check all but the area that holds the signature? (Not well
>> thought
>>> out, just an off the cuff idea.)
>> Nothing new is needed. Except maybe a more widespread awareness
>> that if the free software world is turned into the Far West it's
>> not going to last.
>> Ciao,
>> --
>> FA
>> There are three of them, and Alleline.
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> Is releasing changes to other peoples' software really the equivalent of
> "the Far West"?

I think it refers to the fact that Torben did not add himself as Author
to the source-code and left no reference other than the git log entries.

OTOH in Torben's defence: It's kind of tricky to do so: There's no
AUTHORS file nor any ChangeLog or README which usually come with FLOSS
projects to simplify that process.

Torben stated it's very ad-hoc, but it would have been nicer to first
mail this to Fons rather than LAU.

> Isn't that the entire point of releasing something under the GPL instead of,
> say, a shared source license?
> If you don't like the work he did, by all means, disassociate yourself from
> it.

Easier said than done.

> but please, don't say that you're not going to release any more software
> just because someone released a change to a GPL program of yours.

I second that.

> Jeremy


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