[development] WordPress 2.3 Spies On Users
litwol at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 00:31:36 UTC 2007
sorry, i meant to say /default profile/ not "phase"
On 9/25/07, Oleg Terenchuk <litwol at gmail.com> wrote:
> why not allow people to check off what modules they want to be installed
> during /default/ install phase? it should be as simple as scanning modules
> directory during install and aside from the /must be turned on for system to
> operate/ modules, the rest should be displayed and given an option to enable
> during install. making few /advised/ modules more evident than
> others(perhaps different background on that module's table row) could do the
> On 9/25/07, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 23:20:18 +0200, Zohar Stolar <stolar at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > DragonWize wrote:
> > >> I have seen many comments against Matt (not mark), the creator of
> > >> wordpress
> > >
> > > Right, it's Matt, not Mark, sorry for that.
> > >
> > >
> > >> Before making such wrong statements about someone please do the
> > >> research. Here is the the Matt's comment
> > >>
> > > (http://groups.google.com/group/wp-hackers/browse_thread/thread/bdced7524fa79a18/2d4e69fb46a6a947#msg_e7794372692b9548
> > )
> > >> that the article so wrongly butchers it that slashdot has already
> > >> updated the article. There is not even a single instance of the word
> > >> "fork" in the entire thread.
> > > Here is where that word appears, in the same thread :
> > > http://groups.google.com/group/wp-hackers/msg/f8b5bc6efc4a4005
> > >
> > > Matt may not be rude, but he is ignoring what Morbus Iff elegantly
> > > called "people's illusion of privacy and choice".
> > > Users should have the choice to keep their details private. When you
> > > launch an open source project, and distribute it freely, you shouldn't
> > > expect everyone to tell you exactly HOW they use it.
> > > It's the freedom of choice which brings people to open source CMS, and
> > > the lack of it can scare them away.
> > >
> > > The power of Drupal is it's flexibility and the fact that apart from
> > few
> > > modules that are considered crucial for the system's operation, all
> > the
> > > rest is a matter of choice... even if you choose to be less secured.
> > > opt-in or opt-out - it's the existence of the option that counts.
> > >
> > > (and... if I may.... The freedom of choice is one of the most ancient
> > > theological issues... hasn't it been marked as 'fixed' yet?)
> > Dude, we can't even get node 8 to be marked fixed. You expect us to RTBC
> > questions about life philosophy?
> > Seriously though, I think on-by-default is still a good idea for
> > security, but we do need to be clear that it's happening and how it can be
> > disabled. It seems this discussion has now migrated to the issue queue,
> > though, so let's continue there.
> > --Larry Garfield
> Oleg Terenchuk
> Web Manager / Developer
> Phone: 917 - 306 - 5653
Web Manager / Developer
Phone: 917 - 306 - 5653
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