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From Michael Hall <>
Subject Re: Publisher account for CouchDB snap
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:34:48 GMT
On 12/20/2016 01:56 PM, Eli Stevens (Gmail) wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 9:16 AM, Michael Hall <> wrote:
>> On 12/19/2016 06:23 PM, Eli Stevens (Gmail) wrote:

>>> - Is it possible to disable automatic updates for snaps?
>> It's possible, I don't know the details of it though. Can you tell me
>> what your concern is with leaving it on?
> The FDA requires us to produce documentation detailing the versions of
> 3rd party software we use to construct our product, and attest to the
> suitability of those versions for the purpose that we're using them
> for. Maintaining the proper documentation gets a lot harder when the
> version can get swapped out from underneath us without warning. And if
> there's an actual incompatibility, that means that cancer patients
> might not be able to start their course of treatment on time, which
> the patients, clinical staff, and our director of customer support all
> agree is undesirable.  ;)

As a former employee of a cancer hospital, I would find that very
undesirable as well :)

I have passed this on to our internal teams to see what the best way of
handling this use case would be. I'll let you know as soon as I hear

Michael Hall

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