Enabling trusted third-party repositories

Registered by Randy Linnell on 2008-11-14

Explore enabling "trusted third-party repositories" in Ubuntu to provide for better user experience and smoother interactions between Ubuntu and popular applications. Examples of possible trusted repositories could include: Canonical, Google, or anyone who demonstrated trustworthiness and was willing to abide by the determined criteria to qualify themselves and be "whitelisted" within Ubuntu so their applications would be more readily available to Ubuntu users by virtue of their efforts with Ubuntu and their trusted position. (Others that come to mind could include: Adobe, Mozilla, Skype, WineHQ, etc.)

Concerns about security, compatibility, ethos, ongoing viability, etc. should all be considered.

Perhaps Michael Vogt, Alexander Sack, Dan Kegel, Brian Thomason, or others could participate or help lead this?

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