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SubjectRe: Bitkeeper licence issues
Hi!

> > > Pavel, the problem here is your fundamental distrust.
> > By giving me binary-only installer you ask me to trust you. You ask me
> > to trust you without good reason [it only generates .tar.gz and
> > shellscript, why should it be binary? Was not shar designed to handle
> > that?], and that's pretty suspect.
>
> Bitmover doing anything remotely suspect in an executable installer
> would be commercial suicide, do you distrust realplayer too?

I've seen windows installers doing *very* suspect stuff.

I distrust realplayer, too, but I think those people are bad enough
that there's no point complaining. I believed Larry could see that
binary installers are evil.

> did you distrust early netscape before they released source?

Yep.

> yada yada countless other programs..

Actually, I only ever did binary installation of realplayer, as far as
I can remember. And that was at time national television died, and I
wanted to know what's going on.

> If your distrust of commercial organisations providing binaries
> is so great, you know where objdump, strace and friends are.

strace does not solve the problem (it is trivial to detect you are
traced), and I do not think Larry should require me to objdump
installer.

[You see, binary-only installers are total nightmare from security
perspective. They are widespread on windoze, and it *is* problem
there. I do not want them on linux.]

Pavel
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cryptography in U.S.A. and free speech in Czech Republic.
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