[opensource-dev] Viewer blacklist to replace the TPV directory ?

Tigro Spottystripes tigrospottystripes at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 04:49:15 PDT 2010


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a self-certified whitelist that LL themselves don't stand by it is of no
use either

On 29/4/2010 08:30, tillie at xp2.de wrote:
> Henri Beauchamp <sldev at free.fr> wrote ..
> 
>> On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:41:50 -0700, Rob Nelson wrote:
>>
>>> This is a bad idea, as the TPV violators would merely migrate to a
>>> non-blacklisted viewer.
>>
>> If they do, and after some time, the only non-blacklisted viewers
>> left will be the TPV compliant ones, so that's actually a good thing...
> 
> No, maintaining a WHITELIST is way better. And I am thinking not of the bad guys now but the regular users who just want to use a client with additional features.
> 
> With a whitelist they know: this I can use without problems.
> 
> With a blacklist they never know if a client NOT on the list is a good one or a bad one that just didn't make it into the blacklist yet.
> 
> And for the bad guys: they would just rename their client if their old one got on the blacklist. And do this each time again.
> 
> So a whitelist is the only valid solution.
> 
> Tillie
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