Fw: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available

Fw: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available

Fw: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 14:23:07 EDT 2008


Hi Nancy and Bill,

My two cents

The temptation to strongly type executables in a Resource
Repository is obvious, but a mistake.

Human users should be left to interpret ResourceInfo, e.g.,
"Freshwater Screensaver - Win32 XP/Vista self-installer
29 October 2008".

Resource Repository should just record ResourceType of
'executable' (the 'software' type is ambiguous - is it source
or compiled?).

Note that *scripts* are often termed executables, but
are quite a different level of virus/malware threat.

Cheers,
- Ira

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM,  <nchen at okidata.com> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> I forgot to include the MFD list in my reply to Bill's question. See below.
>
> -Nancy
>
> ----- Forwarded by Nancy Chen/OKIDATA/OKI_DATA_CORP/OKI_ELECTRIC/US on
> 08/29/2008 12:47 PM -----
> Nancy Chen/OKIDATA/OKI_DATA_CORP/OKI_ELECTRIC/US
>
> 08/29/2008 12:37 PM
>
> To
> "William A Wagner" <wamwagner at comcast.net>
> cc
> Subject
> RE: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes availableLink
>
>
>
> Hi Bill,
>
> This issue of whether the Resource Service could serve executable resources
> is still open.
> We did come to the thinking that it could serve executable resources.
>  However, we were not able to come to a consensus on the list of parameters
> required to serve as the filter for searching the executable resources. As
> an AI, we are asking everybody to investigate what are good descriptive
> elements for executables - the description for target environment of an
> executable is quite troublesome, and maybe quite complex that could include
> OS/platform/build....
>
> Please let me know if you have any recommendation.
>
> Thanks,
> -Nancy
>
>
>
>
> "William A Wagner" <wamwagner at comcast.net>
>
> 08/29/2008 11:59 AM
>
> To
> <nchen at okidata.com>, <mfd at pwg.org>
> cc
> Subject
> RE: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available
>
>
>
>
> Nancy,
>
>
>
> Sorry for the delay  but I was just going over the minutes. I recall that we
> wandered on both sides during the discussion, but the minutes are unclear on
> whether it was finally decided whether the Resource Service  could serve
> executable resources. My recollection was that we concluded that it could.
> Could that be clarified, or is it still open?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Bill Wagner
>
>
>
> From: owner-mfd at pwg.org [mailto:owner-mfd at pwg.org] On Behalf Of
> nchen at okidata.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:47 AM
> To: mfd at pwg.org
> Subject: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available
>
>
>
>
> Dear All,
>
> The minutes is availabe as:
>
> ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/mfd/minutes/pwg-ftf-mfd-minutes-20080814.pdf
> and
> ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/mfd/minutes/pwg-ftf-mfd-minutes-20080814.doc
>
> Thanks very much for your participations and great comments.
>
> -Nancy
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -
> Principal Engineer
> Solutions and Technology
> Oki Data
> 2000 Bishops Gate Blvd.
> Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
> Phone: (856) 222-7006
> Email: nchen at okidata.com
>
>
>
>



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Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
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