New openmoko packages database

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Sun Aug 24 21:43:36 CEST 2008

I'm not talking about the design, but the purpose, maybe you could shift
its design into a more benefic one?

Encoraging users, specially the less savvy ones, to install software
like that is a danger and the reason why Apple's decision is both bad
and right at the same time.

The main problem with Apple's decision to only run cryptographically
signed software, is that you don't own the keys, Apple does. So they
control what you can install.

I urge that opkg be modified in order to install packages only if
they're signed, and that it takes excrutiantingly painful paths in order
to install something without a signature (if you want an example,
Firefox's excellent new Bad Certificate warning, many hate it because
they find it a hinderance to read and learn, but they made the right


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