[ubuntu-us-mi] Generic ID owns application files or individual ID

Robert Citek robert.citek at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 18:49:23 GMT 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 1:38 PM, gib at juno.com <gib at juno.com> wrote:
> Well, so that was a big part of the question.  Does it matter if the files
> on the Linux system are owned by a specific ID?  If one developer leaves and
> some of the files are owned by that one ID then do you have a problem?

Yes, but the uid is not the problem.  For that just ask the sysadmin
to chown -R all the source files to some other user.

The problem with a specific uid is that it means that no one else will
have copies of the source, which means there was no code review, which
means no one else really understands how the code works, which means
no one else has a clue of where bugs could be, which is a bigger
problem than having a specific uid on the source code.

- Robert

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