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Re: FTP->HTTPS; maybe HTTP->HTTPS for Gnulib?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: FTP->HTTPS; maybe HTTP->HTTPS for Gnulib?
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:36:48 -0700
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Tim Rühsen wrote:
BTW, has there been some official statement and/or discussion about such
a change ? Should we put it on gnu-prog-discuss ?

It's been years since I read gnu-prog-discuss, but you're welcome to raise the topic there. To me it's a no-brainer. Code injection attacks are easy with HTTP and can cause serious damage, and code is the lifeblood of the free-software movement. Nowadays it is almost irresponsible to encourage the use of HTTP to distribute code.

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