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

Henri Beauchamp sldev at free.fr
Thu Apr 29 08:45:21 PDT 2010

On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:10:12 -0500, Michael Dickson wrote:

> And for that reason its actually a negative since it
> would give a possibly false assurance that a viewer not being listed is
> "ok".  IMO the directory is doing what its meant to do, give an
> assurance that LL and the viewer creator has done some diligence and are
> interested in keeping its use safe and consistent with the TOS.

*What* assurance ?... It's a self-certification process and LL made it
*very* clear they don't guarantee *anything* as to the actual compliance
of listed viewers.

In fact, as it is, the TPV directory *is* misleading, since it can make
users believe they are safe to choose any TPV viewer listed in it.

On the contrary, with a black list, non-listed viewer are *not* given
a OK, they are just not *currently* detected as being dangerous, and the
users are not mislead: they can choose any viewer not in the black list,
but still have to make their mind and check that the viewer they pick
is actually compliant.


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