>>>>> On Thu, 02 Apr 2020, Alessandro Barbieri wrote: > I have concerns about the inclusion of zoom in ::gentoo. For me it's > more like a malware.
Gentoo is about choice. If users want to use Zoom (or have to, because their employer schedules a meeting using that platform) then it is not our call to stop them. > From the hacker news feed you'll find out that: >  zero day vulnerability found >  passwords are truncated to 32 bit >  previously sent data to facebook >  end to end traffic isn't encrypted >  signed binary run unsigned script > 1 https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/01/zoom-doom/?guccounter=1 > 2 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22749706 > 3 > https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z3b745/zoom-removes-code-that-sends-data-to-facebook > 4 https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoom-meeting-encryption/ > 5 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22746764 Right, and I (as its Gentoo maintainer) won't recommend Zoom to anyone, nor use it myself unless I am forced to. However, if we would remove the package from the Gentoo repo, users would inevitably install it from one of the overlays listed at https://gpo.zugaina.org/net-im/zoom-bin (there are even more, named net-im/zoom or app-office/zoom), which vary in quality. Most of them install bundled libraries which are old and vulnerable, e.g. Qt 5.9.6. I believe that the number of overlays (more than a dozen) containing the package shows that there is demand for it. In the main tree we have at least a chance to address bug reports. Ulrich
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