Wheeler: Insecure open source software libraries?
Posted Apr 10, 2012 14:44 UTC (Tue) by anselm
In reply to: Wheeler: Insecure open source software libraries?
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The last bit (that distribution feel they have the right to decide for me if users deserve to see my app or not) is especially insulting - this is Apple-worthy level of arrogance.
That would depend not only on your app but also on the distribution. Debian, for example, seems to be happy to take anything that is (a) distributable by Debian and (b) supported by somebody who will see to packaging the software for Debian.
So if you're a distribution and you don't package an app you're »arrogant«. If you do package as much as you can package, you get flak for overwhelming your users with choices. In any case you get booed for not offering 500.000 packages like the iOS app store does (even if 499.000 of those »apps« are either glorified bookmarks, trying to sell you something, or are otherwise uninteresting or useless). Seems there is no pleasing everybody all the time.
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