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Re: Design Questions

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-07-30 18:22:37 CEST

> I take your point about right/wrong. I'm still not convinced that I
> want to support this scenario, but I will certainly give it more
> careful thought.

I'll give another, simpler scenario which I think argues strongly for
directory-level permissions. Here at MIT we have a source tree which
is composed almost entirely of free software, but has a few
directories containing proprietary stuff like AFS binaries. We'd very
much like to make the free portions of the tree readable to anyone,
but if we had to have the same permissions on all parts of a given
branch, we'd have to restrict the whole repository and then make
snapshots of the public parts available or some other kludge.

Sure, people who don't have access to the protected parts of the tree
can't rebuild the whole tree. That's no problem; the component parts
can also be built separately.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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