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

Henri Beauchamp sldev at free.fr
Thu Apr 29 11:09:17 PDT 2010

On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:04:21 -0400, Discrete Dreamscape wrote:

> A list of trusted entities is virtually always more robust and reliable than
> a list of untrusted ones.

This would be only true if LL was to *guarantee* that the listed viewer
can *actually* be trusted, which is *not* the case with the current
implementation of teh TPV directory.

> Weigh the two possibilities that would occur and their consequences, given
> that the user is making assumptions, as you say:
> - User believes viewers ON the whitelist are the ONLY ones that can be used
> - User believes viewers NOT on the blacklist can ALL be used
> The latter is clearly not a situation that benefits users in any way.

Not when the blacklist in question is edited by LL themselves: you then
are sure that the listed viewers are illegal, which gives more reliable
info than an unwarranted white list...


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