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From "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kucka...@ping.de>
Subject "end-user operating systems" Re: [VOTE] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:11:04 GMT
Rob Weir:
> You probably don't see this on the server yet, but end-user operating
> systems, both desktop and devices, both at OS level as well as in
> browsers and with antivirus software, are shifting over to excluding
> non-signed executable by default.  This is equally true of software
> distributed on CD's, via downloads, or listed in OS-vendor "stores".
>  That is the direction that the industry is going.  Any desktop
> application that ignores this trend will become unusable by most
> users.  Instead of detached digital signatures that Apache releases
> already carry, the OS vendors expect integrated signatures via code
> signing.

Sorry for extending this thread, but I am curious:

Which "OS vendors" and "end-user operating systems" are you talking about?

The end-user operating system Debian does not require integrated signatures:
http://wiki.debian.org/SecureApt

Cheers,
Andreas

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