[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008 Status
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 22:59:30 CEST 2008
On Sep 3, 2008, at 4:50 PM, David Watson wrote:
> On Sep 3, 2008, at 3:21 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
>> On Wednesday, September 03, 2008, at 01:11PM, "Joseph C. Slater
>> PE, PhD" <joseph.slater at wright.edu> wrote:
>>> So, while everybody was using bittorrent... did anyone pause to
>>> that, yet, the psu server is public, and you can get mactex there
>> Yes, and I found it on the Wisconsin mirror also:
>> Using p2p software is a major violation of security policies at
>> work, so bittorrent wasn't an option.
> Just to clarify some misconceptions about p2p and security that
> some seem to have.
> The use of p2p software to distribute any type of digital
> information is not inherently insecure.
> [ …]
> I understand your predicament, and I would not violate any set policy.
> I would, however, take a moment to educate the policy makers that,
> in certain cases, distribution through p2p is a necessary evil and
> the only real remedy is education and an honor policy.
As they say in the building trades, "construction work is inherently
dangerous". So, … ?
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