[ros-dev] Vote: Allow 3rd-party distribution of ROS through XDCC
jimtabor at adsl-64-217-116-74.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net
Mon Mar 14 01:56:56 CET 2005
Alex Ionescu wrote:
> Right now, someone has set up an XDCC IRC bot to distribute copies of
> ReactOS. While I welcome the move, it raises a question on who is
> responsible for the quality of those files. Even if the person means no
> harm, the files can get corrupted/infected by the following events:
> 1) Download corruption
> 2) Viral infection
> 3) Hard-disk damage
> And perhaps many more. In all cases, this would result in unusable,
> dangerous or even damaging releases of ReactOS, which we could not
> control. As such, I propose a vote:
> [ ] Yes, allow 3rd-party distribution of the OS through the #ros-xdcc
> channel and ROS-XDCC-001 bot. (support and encourage this distribution)
> [X] Yes, allow 3rd-party distribution of the OS, but it must clearly
> distance itself from officially supported releases (tolerate but do not
> support this distribution)
> [ ] No, only sourceforge and other official ReactOS distribution points
> should be used.
> Myself I vote for the first choice, but I would like the following to be
> 1) Create MD5 Hashes to verify authenticity
> 2) Set up official communications with the bot's maintainer and
> establish a set of guidelines.
> Best regards,
> Alex Ionescu
Okay I'll bite!
Must MUST distance the ros development team from all third party distributions!
Miles and miles and miles ,,,, ,, , ,,, .
Do you want to be sued like M$ (aka SCO) did with IBM? I notice that Linus was
untouched by them too.
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