[Mageia-dev] Java-Policy first draft published

Michael scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Jan 21 16:14:39 CET 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:06:21AM +0100, Thierry Vignaud wrote:
> On 21 January 2011 00:01, nicolas vigier <boklm at mars-attacks.org> wrote:
> >> Shipping binary jar given by upstream tarball cause trouble because you
> >> 1) cannot patch them in case of bug
> >> 2) cannot see how and what was compiled
> >>
> >> That's not very free software friendly, and I think we should refuse
> >> that.
> >
> > I've already seen while trying to package java apps, a jar being shipped,
> > but sources not available anywhere on the internet, except after
> > searching for a few hours on an old website on archive.org with broken
> > link to the sources zip, and developers not aware of the issue, because
> > they never tried to find the sources, and always used this binary .jar
> > they found on a random web site.
> And they never though about security...

Security is not a problem , it is java, no null pointer exception /o\.

But that's not only security, there is simply bugs that happen, and API 
problem ( that IMHO happens more often than security issue ).

Michael Scherer

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