The trojaning of mICQ
Posted Feb 22, 2003 0:38 UTC (Sat) by proski
In reply to: The trojaning of mICQ
Parent article: The trojaning of mICQ
In my not so humble opinion, Debian owes Mr. Kuhlmann an apology
That would be the case if Mr. Kuhlmann didn't act in such a childish way.
Even adding the same warning code without obfuscation would have made a better statement.
When Opera developers were upset about MSN serving broken pages, they released the "Bork" edition, but they were open about the changes they made. It's not like "borkifying" MSN was an undocumented feature of an official release.
Besides, if Mr. Kuhlmann was upset about Debian distributing old versions of micq, he should have encourage the Debian maintainer to upgrade. Mining the new version to protest against distributing old versions is preposterous. The result of his actions is that the future maintainer will be pretty much discouraged from grabbing the next version without doing a very careful audit of the changes.
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