[PD-dev] Mac Os now requiring Apple signatures on all SW !?

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sat May 11 01:21:40 CEST 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu>
> To: Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "pd-dev at iem.at" <pd-dev at iem.at>
> Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 7:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [PD-dev] Mac Os now requiring Apple signatures on all SW !?
>T hat  sounds sensible... sounds like I can probably do nothing for now (but
> I'm worried they're going to progressively lock things down harder in 
> the
> future... this isn't going in a good direction!)

Well, if they decide to remove the easy workaround that would be a big
enough change that we'll likely hear news from FSF and others.


> M
>>  Again, that adds credibility to a system that adds little more than a pain 
> for
>>  users, and it distracts everyone other than bureaucrats.  Most users just 
> want to
>>  download and run your software.
>>  If a school sysadmin wants to misunderstand security and force instructors 
> to
>>  go through the hoops, then the school or, at worst, the instructor should 
> pay you
>>  to jump through the hoops and get a signing key.  The end user 
> shouldn't even be
>>  aware of any of this, other than maybe seeing a link to the _trivial_ 
> workaround
>>  katja mentioned next to the version you currently have available.
>>  -Jonathan

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