Request For Candidates: Application Review Board

Soren Hansen soren at
Tue Aug 17 12:38:56 BST 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 04:34:09PM +0200, Siegfried Gevatter wrote:
>> The problem with a PPA, besides the difficulty of adding it in the
>> first place, is that it can hose your system (which is what makes it
>> possible for the Ubuntu Kernel Team to have a PPA, for example). The
>> Application Review Board will protect against things like that.
> What happened with the idea of "trusted PPAs" which was discussed a
> year ago?

I don't know the answer to your question, but I don't think trusted
PPA's will solve this problem. As I understand it, the proposal in
question here is to have a review process and distribution mechanism for
*applications* and removing the focus from the developer/packager of the
application.  Blessing someone's PPA as trusted means that we as a
project have bestowed a lot of trust upon the owner of said PPA which
should be a far more heavy weight process than what is in play here.

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Developer

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