Re: Proposal: gnome-user-share

On Iau, 2004-12-02 at 03:51, Brian Skahan wrote:
> On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 18:31:00 -0800, Ken Harris <ken bitpoetry com> wrote:
> > Also, if you have ~/Public/Drop Box/, there's an easy, standard place
> > for other people to give you stuff.  I know people who, if they saw
> > this, would say "a-ha! that's neat, I can use that", but if a drop-box
> > wasn't provided, they wouldn't realize that they could set up such a
> > folder, much less figure it out themselves.
> Having a rw dropbox is an interesting idea.

Interesting in the "what happens if I smoke in a petrol station" kind of
way perhaps. The problem with writable upload areas is rather well
known. Write only ones also raise a collection of issues about
resources, liability in businesses, virus attacks etc, although they
certainly have uses.

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