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Re: ELPA policy

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: ELPA policy
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 04:33:08 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (windows-nt)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>   > We will have replaced the security of private machines with whatever web
>   > login that web page requires; that's a huge step backwards.
> I think you are concerned that someone might break the security on that other
> server and then install changes on it using Drew's account.
> In general, someone who breaks the security on a machine used by
> an Emacs contributor might be able to insert changes in Emacs
> by pretending to be that contributor.  I don't think this is
> fundamentally different.  But maybe the web site's security is
> not quite as good.

Yes, my concern is about the strength of the web security, as opposed to
the strength of Drew's private machine.

I suppose there's no a priori reason to assume one is more secure than
the other; maybe I'm just reacting to all the news reports about hacking.

-- Stephe

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