code reader wrote:two comments:
1) where is the repository of styles, plugins and translations?
code reader wrote:1) where is the repository of styles, plugins and translations?
it is natural for the people who posted here, as team members to assume that phpbb.com is the one and only repo.
i would like to promote a little wider idea:
just like in most linux distros, the user should be able to add alternative repositories where styles, plugins and translations can be searched and uploaded from.
i absolutely agree that the system should take care of the transport and installation of the new components, i just do not think it is right that therre should be one and only central repo at phpbb.com.
DavidIQ wrote:This can, of course, change in the future to something where we have a centralized allowed sites list or something but, as far as I can tell, where this is implemented on other Open/Closed Source forum software they themselves host these additions. With the amount of Internet attacks on forums and sites these days, I don't really see how this can be different.
code reader wrote:what you want is to punish anyone who wish to install a style or plugin that *you yourself* didn't approve, and force them to install the style or plugin manually.
this is typical attitude for proprietary product that feel the need to keep tight control over their users, but runs against what open source is all about: giving maximum control to the user.
DavidIQ wrote:You'd just have to download, upload, and run the installation process at your own risk.
I'm pretty familiar with the license but have no idea what relevancy you think the license has with "at your own risk". The point was that MODs on phpbb.com have been validated. MODs outside of phpbb.com have not. So you're telling me they're the same thing and carry the same risk?code reader wrote:first of all, the "at your own risk" is no different than uploading from phpbb.com. you might want to read phpbb own license some time.
They don't hint at internet attacks but they certainly give you ample warnings of security/stability problems before letting you install something not from their site which was what I was referring to:code reader wrote:third, when i talked about FUD i was referring to your "internet attack" comment. where does mozilla hint that installing from elsewhere will open the doors to internet attacks?
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