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Re: Subversion security design

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_collab.net>
Date: 2000-06-27 11:47:33 CEST

On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> In a system designed for cross-platform, cross-corporate distribution, the
> proper answer is: "it does not and cannot, because none of these solutions
> are adequately cross platform". Further, *all* of these solutions assume
> that there is a central place from which "identities" are handed out, and
> that this source is locally controlled. A truly distributed system will not
> work if this is required.

I think you're really trying to stretch the goals and requirements of this
project beyond what anyone has for it at this time. This is not intended
to be god's gift to version control; this is intended to fix the problems
with today's CVS. It is not a goal that this system be "truly
distributed" as you have defined it in your message; a central repository
is totally fine. After we hit 1.0, we can worry about what it means to
Subversion to have a "user" be not an opaque string but something else.

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