[SailfishDevel] FOSDEM Community follow-up - open source app community

Andrey Kozhevnikov coderusinbox at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 10:45:15 UTC 2014

Blaming openrepos again? Are you serious?

Google search allow to search any rpm binary without source code 
attached, download it and install, and some of found packages can be 
untrusted. You can answer: what the **? Who cares about google? Of 
course, we dont care if user did some actions  for finding and 
installing bad package to phone. But when we created good place for 
storing packages with user comments, rating, repositories and great 
native client, and we are not stupid, we know about existence 
(*possible* existence) of malware, we keeping in mind future great 
improvements for openrepos and so, then you going to be crazy. Why?

Because creator of openrepos is not you, because someone did this great 
place, and its not you? Harbour and OBS restrictions are good? I dont 
think so, but i dont want to force you to take my opinion. I'm using 
openrepos and i am happy. But at  the same time i am sad because of your 
madness about openrepos existence.

Please stop this stupid openrepos blaming. If someone upload malware we 
will ban it, post information everywhere. But in my opinion it will 
never happen. We are NOT against FOSS, we are NOT malware/warez site. 
Stop writing lies and speculation about openrepos.

On 04.02.2014 13:40, "Thomas B. Rücker" wrote:
> My question has been lingering for a while. (
> https://together.jolla.com/question/13605/visible-open-source-app-community-supported-by-jolla/
> )
> But during FOSDEM we had a Sailfish/Jolla Community Round-Table (
> https://together.jolla.com/question/11303/are-you-going-to-fosdem-2014-irl-floss-meeting-in-belgium/?answer=13864#post-id-13864
> ). This topic was brought up and seems Sailors are committed to address
> this with pushing forward towards a clean open source app repository
> with community QA and easy on-device access after enabling developer mode.
> This would provide something like Maemo Extras and would be community
> QA'd to ensure the apps don't pose major problems when installed. On the
> other hand it would provide an easy middle ground for apps that don't
> fit into harbour for various reasons (API calls, dependencies, etc.).
> It will be backed by an OBS project on Mer community OBS, which has
> Sailfish targets. OBS has come a very long way since we've seen it
> first. I've personally had several apps build out of the box by just
> _clicking_:
> * create package
> * source provision through tar_git
> If the app builds on a clean SDK, then it's highly likely to build out
> of the box also on OBS.
> You may now say "what about openrepos?". They have chosen to be a site
> for one-click RPM hosting repositories with no QA. Despite their best
> efforts this approach has led to significant problems. Also it does
> binary only uploads and thus non-free/closed applications and no
> traceable chain from source to binary.
> That said, if the openrepos client (warehouse) passes community QA it
> will for sure be included in the community repository. Thus allowing
> users to install it easily, if they so wish. We're not hostile towards
> it, it just doesn't offer the level of trust to be a viable avenue for a
> default community repository.
> This is a PERSONAL summary of MY recollection of the FOSDEM discussion
> on this topic. I hope that Jolla will now finally back this up and we
> will see Sailors working towards this.
> For those who already want to get started, there is a SailfishOS target
> on OBS and a community repository called "Chum" where applications will
> be visible in the future.
> https://build.merproject.org/project/subprojects?project=sailfishos
> Cheers
> Thomas
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