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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: AW: AW: AW: AW: AW: [POLL] Maven and Apache Flex
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:49:03 GMT

On 11/30/12 9:41 AM, "Bertrand Delacretaz" <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> ...Anyway, I would like your thoughts on Adobe Legal's desire to review the
>> way
>> the code will work before it gets checked into SVN....
> My opinion is that if someone requires people to accept a license
> agreement before downloading stuff, it's a server-side problem.
> Whatever client tool is used, if the server exposes the content via
> http without credentials and a secure connection, it's very easy to
> bypass the client.
> The way Oracle solves that for Java is that the VMs that require
> accepting something are only available via a web page where you have
> to login and click through an agreement - that's not fun, but I'm not
> sure there's a better way if the owner of those bits insists on
> *people* agreeing to something before downloading.
It appears that Adobe doesn't want to invest in a login infrastructure, they
just want you to have made one easy positive action.  I think I see that a
lot when downloading stuff from other places as well.

> I don't think the "develop the secret bits in a hidden place" makes
> sense in a world where javap exists ;-)
I don't think Adobe never wants the code to be open.  They just want to make
sure that it meets their legal requirements before it gets opened.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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