can someone explain to me what is wrong with Jack L.
androsyn at ratbox.org
Thu Feb 24 19:52:29 EST 2005
On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Jonathan R. Lusky wrote:
> Heh, you talk about trust and then you make a malicious commit to the hybrid
> cvs repository?
I was proving a point. Nothing more. Besides, why did I still have
commit access even though I haven't been directly involved with hybrid for
over two years?
> Maybe Efnet should run away from Ratbox since you obviously
> can't be trusted to not make malicious checkins.
All of EFnet is more than welcomed to review every single line of code in
ratbox, in fact I encourage it. The more eyeballs the better.
> That seems a lot more
> serious to me (both morally and legally) than an ignorant kid changing your
> copyright in his own copy of your GPL code.
Legally I had legit access to the server in question, its not my fault you
don't remove needless accounts. As for morality of the commit, I made it
clear exactly what I did and why. It was a question of whether EFnet
should trust somebody who removes copyright tags with access to the hybrid
cvs tree. As for him being an "ignorant kid", he was notified many times
of this violation and did nothing to correct the action. Even "ignorant
kids" need to be made aware that there are consequences to inapproriate
actions. The commit I made was completely legal(and perhaps silly), you
were lax in removing accounts and I simply used an account I still had
Removing the copyright tags from other persons source code is in fact a
civil defense and one could very easily be sued over it, if so motivated.
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