Policy for code-executing MIME handlers on the desktop

Registered by Steve Langasek on 2009-05-26

There is currently a lack of consistency on the Ubuntu desktop regarding the handling of downloaded content which has to be executed to be useful. Some content is executed automatically, some is not handled at all. Security and ease-of-use need to be balanced, and a consistent policy developed, that can guide development of MIME handlers in Ubuntu.

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Not started
Approver:
Colin Watson
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Undefined
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None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Kees Cook
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Discussion
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None
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Unknown
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