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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache cTAKES 3.0.0-incubating RC5 release
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:24:54 GMT



On 1/25/13 10:20 AM, "Benson Margulies" <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 1/25/13 8:28 AM, "Chen, Pei" <Pei.Chen@childrens.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> 
>>> I am actually glad that it is discussed here so that other podlings or
>>> future
>>> podlings are aware of these fundamental items (since not everyone may
>>> subscribe to legal-discuss).
>>> 
>>> Is this philosophy or policy also true for parts of a code base that are
>>> intricate to the basic functionality of the software such as icons, gifs,
>>> jpgs, and statistical models in this case (which were approved to be
>>> distributed under the same ASL2.0 terms)?
>> I'm pretty sure that icons, gifs, jpgs are ok in both source and binary
>> dists.  My mental model for source dists is whether the file can do any harm
>> and what the developer would do to verify its safety.  For icons, gifs,
>> jpgs, I would load them in a display program, and if they contained a virus,
>> they probably wouldn't load.
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> I don't know what your statistical model is, but I would think of it the
>> same way.
> 
> 
> No way. A big model is a giant opportunity for trojan horses.
> 
Sorry, that's really what I meant: to think about that file as to whether it
can do any harm and how to determine its safety.  I haven't looked at the
file, but it sounds like you know it can do harm.

-- 
Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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