That is exactly the type of resistance that I am expecting. Certain
bodies will trust Micorsoft / Adobe etc because they never cause
problems (ahem!) I think the fear is that the because the source code
is open it could be tinkered with to allow a backdoor to do...
Would have thought that I'm not the first person to have met this kind
of objection and was just wondering if / how others had dealt with it.
Would be a shame to capitulate and have to use Adobe stuff.
The work that I am planning to do involves running creative
educational projects using the GIMP.
Simon Davis - IT in the Community
01904 634748 - http://www.futureprospects.org.uk/
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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:06:45 -0700
From: jim feldman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Reply-To: jim feldman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP used in prisons / secure institutions
To: Simon Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Draw a picture of a "shiv"?
I can't imagine GIMP being a problem. That being said, it's linked to
libraries that have occasionally had security issues. Both closed and
open source rendering libraries have at various times suffered from
I tend to see resistance to FOSS solutions with these inane arguments
that force you to prove a negative. "GIMP (or whatever) could start a
nuclear war, can you prove it won't?". I say, then lets make that a
testing prerequisite for any app, including the one you want to use.
Simon Davis wrote:
Does anyone have any experience / anecdotal evidence of using the
GIMP in prisons or situations where security was of paramount
importance. Coming accross resistance and would like to be able to
point to precedent.
Thanks a lot,
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