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Re: Security policy oversight needed?

From:  Richard Hughes <>
To:  Development discussions related to Fedora <>
Subject:  Re: Security policy oversight needed?
Date:  Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:38:34 +0000
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2009/11/19 Paul W. Frields <>:
> It makes sense to me for the upstream defaults to be fairly
> restrictive, with changes being made downstream in distros (and their
> remixes/spins) to loosen those up as needed.  In other words, our
> desktop package group would include whatever was needed to induce the
> desired behavior in the Desktop spin.  A good bit of this issue would
> need to be addressed upstream though.  (Maybe I just repeated what you
> said, not sure if I caught the nuance.)

Yes, this makes a lot of sense, and if I was to redo the F12
experience again this is what I would have done. At the moment we're
asking the server spin to essentially close the door, when maybe we
should start with a closed door, and be asking the desktop spin to
open it up a little more.


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