[packagekit] 1-click; Third party vendors; etc.

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Tue Jun 3 08:07:53 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Benji Weber <benji at opensuse.org> wrote:
> Yes. The user must choose to trust the key before anything can be
> installed or executed though.

"user" + "trust" + "key" in one sencence. I think the most effective
dialog for that would be a simple "Are you crazy? [Yes] [[No]]."
Mentioning anything resembling "trust", "keys", "repositories",
"fingerprints" or "certificates" gets us the current installation
process of Windows software: "Just click next again and again and then
click finish."

People (not me and you but average Jane in the street) don't give a
damn about security. They use computers the same way they use
vacuum-cleaners. A vacuum-cleaner is a useful magic box that has some
buttons. They trust you not to include buttons that cause the vacuum
to eat the carpet. The only way to stop people from hurting themselves
is to not give them the tools.

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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