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[liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List Guidelines

Omer Gibreel omegato at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 3 21:10:00 PDT 2012


Greeting,
as i have suggested previously, a person could upload the doc file to Google doc and select the option of sharing the link publicly, this would allow people to access your document online. another method which has already been stated before is to just copy and paste the content on the email indicating the starting point of the document and the ending point. also if you are worried about virus from google doc i have just done a search and found out that google doc has an internal mechanism for scanning virus from document that are being shared. here is more information on that in this page under the subtitle security 
http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=172541, 
well i hope this help and if anyone has any information concerning the security of accessing document using Google doc i hope they can share it with us. i also agree with kyrah there is no point in using drop box as it would be as if we are downloading a document into out system there is no difference between a downloading a file from drop box and a downloading a file from a email attachments. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------Omer Gibreel010-8074-0882 // omegato at hotmail.com // twitter:@OmerGibreelSeoul National UniversityMaster Candidate of Management Information System ------------------------------------------------------------------------



> Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:42:54 +0200
> From: kyrah at kyrah.net
> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List Guidelines
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Many thanks, Yosem, Brian and Nathan for this initiative!
> 
> > Any sharing that needs to be done can use public Google Docs
> > or Dropbox links.
> 
> This may be a silly question, but how exactly does downloading something
> from a a Dropbox link differ from downloading an email attachment? The
> basic issue of potentially malicious binaries from a potentially spoofed 
> source is still there, isn't it?
> 
> Unless I am overlooking something (which may very well be the case),
> isn't the main issue here about trusting binaries -- regardless whether
> they are sent as attachments, or as links to some download site? Just
> thinking aloud here... perhaps the policy could be extended to encourage 
> sharing information in plain text/html whenever possible?
> 
> Best, kyrah
> 
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