Packaging with hidden strings
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Jul 31 00:49:53 UTC 2015
Jiří Konečný wrote:
> I have a theoretical question. Is it possible to a create package to
> Fedora which is using oauth2 authentication and that means there are
> app_id and secret_code strings generated by api provider? These strings
> are used in the program but can't be shipped in the code because
> everyone could then use these codes to look as this application.
Unfortunately, the concept of an application key is fundamentally
incompatible with Free Software. Several Free Software projects just ship
the app key(s) they use in their source code, and usually get away with it.
I guess that for some popular APIs, there are even projects just using some
other Free Software project's app key, but that's of course bad form.
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