[Freedombox-discuss] Sukey

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Sat Jun 18 18:13:14 UTC 2011

El 18/06/11 01:26, Robinson Tryon dijo:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar>
> wrote:
> > I just found out about this: "Sukey - Keeping demonstrators safe, mobile
> > & informed" http://sukey.org/
> >
> * The name comes from a nursery rhyme:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-nAVG2tIvA * Pronunciation appears to be
> [su'ki]
> > I don't think it was mentioned here before, but it looks interesting for
> > the FreedomBox, since they're releasing it under AGPL.
> >
> I appreciate the fact that they're releasing the code under the AGPL (v3),
> however I'm not sure how compatible their development strategy will be with
> a project like FreedomBox.
> Regarding the question "Why don't you release the code?", their response was:
> | "It has always been our plan to make the code open | source. Security is
> paramount and we feel it would benefit | from being released to the public
> after each protest."
> Sounds a bit like security-through-obscurity?
> | "Our current plan is to release the code then start working on | Sukey 2 in
> a private fork, while allowing community to beef up | the code from last
> time. We feel this will maximize both security | and openness."
> Why the split between the two groups? This has the appearance of development
> at a corporation with an internal team vs. the community, which I'm hoping is
> not their intention.
> If they're interested in open development, I'd hope that they would do more
> than just toss old versions of the code over the wall for the community to
> nibble on.
> Maybe there's some useful stuff that the FreedomBox project could glean from
> the code dumps, but I'd be reticent about partnering with a project that
> approaches software development with such a different interpretation of
> "openness" and such different view of the role of the community.

Yeah, that's definitely weird... :|

But if we can pick from the AGPLed code we can show them better. 

Nicolás Reynolds,
xmpp:fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
gnu/linux user #455044

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