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

Maya Remblai snowfox102 at dragonkeepcreations.com
Thu Apr 29 12:26:22 PDT 2010

Not only that, but the only way the whitelist can work as a whitelist is 
if LL not only tests the viewers on the list, but compiles the list 
themselves. That means seeking out TPVs and accepting recommendations 
from users, not just sitting around waiting for the makers to send them in.

In my opinion, neither option will work all that well. LL doesn't have 
the staff necessary to compile and maintain either type of list, and the 
current TPV directory is nothing more than a misleading half-effort as a 
result. LL is trying, but they just don't have the manpower. Even a 
wiki-style page would be better.


Henri Beauchamp wrote:
> 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.

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