[Dev] Parabola stance on game assets

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Thu Sep 27 08:52:14 GMT 2018

On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 03:20:12 +0100 Adam wrote:
> So would this include programs that enable people to import assets?

importing assets is not the same as indexing them and fetching them on
command - any program that can downlaod can "import" - those are nearly
synonyms - wget http://blobs.com/nonfree.jpg is "importing assets"; but
thats no reason to remove wget from the repos - the key thing is that
wget did not help search or suggest or constrain you what can be
downloaded and what can not - clicking any link in a web browser is
"importing assets" - the difference is whether or not that program
suggested, fetched, and installed them automatically; for example like
firefox's built-in add-ons GUI does - parabola has to remove that

there is an article on the parabola wiki that draws those lines a
bit more clearly


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