Enabling trusted third-party repositories

Registered by Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2008-11-17

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?

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Michael Vogt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Review
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2009-02-18

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

mvo: The policy draft what we expect from the third party repository was sent to <email address hidden> for review/comments.

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Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.