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Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Thu Oct 19 00:15:32 UTC 2006

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 19:26:38 -0400 Alan Cox <alan at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 06:39:50PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > You want a technical solution to a socio-political problem.
> > 
> > They historically don't work. For evidence of these see Bruce
> > Schneiers website. :)
> They work very well providing they exist to persuade people and guide
> them not to enforce [1]. It isn't enforcement we need but guidance
> There is a very good case for
> "Package [foo] from 'unimploded-wombats-repository' wishes to replace
> glibc in your base system. This may lead to future update or
> incompatibility problems. Are you sure Y/N"


And perhaps add a URL to a page containing a more in-depth explanation.

The aspect that many people (esp. Seth Vidal) seem to be overlooking is
the opportunity to *help* people understand what's happening.  And what
the implications are and why.

People can learn from experience.  And people can make more informed
judgements when the information is at hand.


Edward H. Hill III, PhD  |  ed at eh3.com  |  http://eh3.com/
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