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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:12:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:42:05 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> The full source is in the tarball, and the change was posted in advance.
> How can a Git branch increase the trust is beyond me.
> This certainly smells of NIH etc.

Also, the tarball was uploaded to ftp.gnu.org, and signed.  Uploading to
ftp.gnu.org itself requires the request to be signed with a GPG key
registered on Savannah.[0]  This level of security is greater and more
formal than repository commits/tags.

If someone's system were compromised to the point of being able to
successfully upload to ftp.gnu.org, chances are that they'll be able to
forge a commit to the repository as well.


Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
GPG: D6E9 B930 028A 6C38 F43B  2388 FEF6 3574 5E6F 6D05

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