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Re: Automatic downloading of non-free software by stuff in main

On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 01:52:07PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Furthermore, this "file is dangerous" attribute ought to be copied
> much more.

no, it ought to be the default. all files should be considered harmful,
unless tagged otherwise.

> It seems to me therefore that this XDG url saving attribute is not the
> right shape to be reused as a boolean "file was downloaded from the
> internet and might be dangerous" flag.

if the semantics were inverted, maybe.


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