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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache cTAKES 3.0.0-incubating RC5 release
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:24:54 GMT

On 1/25/13 10:20 AM, "Benson Margulies" <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
>> On 1/25/13 8:28 AM, "Chen, Pei" <> wrote:
>>> I am actually glad that it is discussed here so that other podlings or
>>> future
>>> podlings are aware of these fundamental items (since not everyone may
>>> subscribe to legal-discuss).
>>> Is this philosophy or policy also true for parts of a code base that are
>>> intricate to the basic functionality of the software such as icons, gifs,
>>> jpgs, and statistical models in this case (which were approved to be
>>> distributed under the same ASL2.0 terms)?
>> I'm pretty sure that icons, gifs, jpgs are ok in both source and binary
>> dists.  My mental model for source dists is whether the file can do any harm
>> and what the developer would do to verify its safety.  For icons, gifs,
>> jpgs, I would load them in a display program, and if they contained a virus,
>> they probably wouldn't load.
>> I don't know what your statistical model is, but I would think of it the
>> same way.
> No way. A big model is a giant opportunity for trojan horses.
Sorry, that's really what I meant: to think about that file as to whether it
can do any harm and how to determine its safety.  I haven't looked at the
file, but it sounds like you know it can do harm.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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