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Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Playing the game automatically concedes defeat

Posted Jan 26, 2013 8:18 UTC (Sat) by cas (subscriber, #52554)
In reply to: Playing the game automatically concedes defeat by mjg59
Parent article: Signing ELF binaries

How exciting, another transparent attempt to evade any actual consideration of the issue - far easier to attempt to arrograntly dismiss it with a wikipedia slur. Too bad, i'm not so easily distracted with irrelevance.

My point is that it is entirely unreasonable to have to beg Microsoft's permission to run anything. So unreasonable that the only reasonable response is to refuse to have anything to do with it.

By agreeing to *ANY* conditions, no matter how benign or light-weight they might be, you are conceding that Microsoft does indeed have a right to grant or deny such permission.

You mean well and have good intentions, but you are enabling Microsoft in their aim to be gatekeeper of what software is permitted to execute. Aside from the old adage about the road to hell, the trouble with your work is that it is short-sighted and short-term pragmatism (you have what appears to be a technical problem and want to solve it now) with no regard for the long-term consequences. One day you will realise exactly what you have enabled and come to bitterly regret it. Unfortunately, you won't be the only one to suffer the consequences.

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