[Telepathy] [Bug 16891] Telepathy should support OTR encryption

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Mon Aug 3 00:57:32 PDT 2009


--- Comment #11 from Arie Skliarouk <skliarie at gmail.com>  2009-08-03 00:57:30 PST ---
(In reply to comment #9 (of Eric Hopper))
> I will discourage everybody I know from using Empathy and uninstall it on
> systems I administrate until this is fixed.  This should have been thought of
> in the very beginning and been a feature in the program since its inception.

As the Empathy developers are more knowledgeable with what users want, or at
least have better tools to gather the information, I guess they have different
list of priorities of tasks to work on.

> Bad security is unforgivable.

This is the kind of program where security is good-to-have feature. The OTR can
be added later, once the basis is stable.

> You treating this as a low priority bug tells me a whole lot about what kinds
> of things the Empathy development team thinks is important, and good security
> is apparently not an important consideration.

Nobody is against good security. It is just a matter of percentage of users
that are needed to be catered to first. As the developer's resources are
scarce, they need to judge carefully where to direct theirs efforts.

At this point empathy is barely suitable for everyday work (which is important
for about 90% of users), whereas security is important for about 5% of users.

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