dnssec-trigger + GNOME + NetworkManager integration

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Thu Jul 2 00:13:58 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-07-02 at 00:44 +0200, Reindl Harald wrote:
> the more important question: who do gnome developers think they are 
> to 
> make such decisions?

Hi Reindl,

If you know enough about TLS to decide whether to click the Load Anyway
button in your browser on a particular site, or enough about DNSSEC to
know whether you want to disable validation, then congratulations: you
are the 1%. That's great, but we are building an operating system that
needs to be safe to use for the 99%. An operating system that requires
users to make confusing security-related decisions is not safe to use.
Constructing such an operating system is not ethical.

If you know what a session cookie is, that clicking the Load Anyway
button in your browser leaks it to attackers, and why that matters,
then you are the privileged minority, and our software is not designed
for you alone. Our free software will respect users -- the entire user
population, not just the 1% -- or it will be bullshit [1].

I don't expect you to agree with me on this, but there you have it. :)


[1] http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/32686.html

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