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Thu Oct 18 09:03:27 UTC 2012
>>>>> Nicolas Michel <be.nicolas.michel at gmail.com> writes:
> Honnestly, nobody never understood these pretty technical concepts of
> permissions (I mean usual end-users, not us that are talking on a dev linux
> distrib mailing-list).
> To go further, I think "sharing" should even not be implemented into
> nautilus or other file browser!
> It should be something standalone with a shortcut in the dash,
> which opens a windows like the system configuration one with some
> icons like : - see my current shares - create a new share -
> connect to a share that someone gave me
Sounds like something already implemented in ubuntu one to me ;)
In a nutshell: people don't understand permissions and their
fallouts. It's simpler to have home directories and their content
private (or even encrypted) and define shares in a special place. I can
think of only two kinds of share to be honest:
- I have write access and nobody else,
- I and others have write access.
And even that is not that simple when you start wanting to access them
This has been the case for decades and no OS I know of ever come close
to a flawless solutions until we started to use the cloud for sharing at
which point OSes and their incompatible permission schemes became
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