Client permissions

Sam Spilsbury smspillaz at
Thu Sep 22 00:33:31 PDT 2011

2011/9/22 Niklas Höglund <nhoglund at>:
> I see a lot of discussions on this list about what clients should be
> allowed to do. Is this such a big deal? All software on my Linux
> systems is free software, and if it doesn't behave it can be fixed.
> Any restrictions in what is allowed is bound to stifle innovation in
> one way or another.

Unless you implement strict binary signing, sandboxing and don't allow
external sources to run local code on your system it is very difficult
to ensure that you know everything that is running on your system. For
example, if pages loaded by a webbrowser contained javascript that
would allow the client window to move around then there is no way to
guaruntee (unless you were paranoid) that this would not be allowed.

> If I don't like how an application works, I always have the choice of
> not using it.
> --
> Niklas
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Sam Spilsbury

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