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#26 2022-11-07 12:05

Sand
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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

Hi folks,

thank you for continuing this thread.

I am indeed a person on my own, and not any duplicate account.

My original interest in q4os was based on its low resource requirements while still having a solid debian base.
I am working at school and we thought about re-using our old notebooks by installing a very lightweight yet stable OS for our students.
We cannot do this blindly without generating trust in the team distributing the OS due to legal rules.

I appreciate that you still follow up the questions from this thread and put the answers in a central place.
But since it will take time, we will stay away from q4os for now.
Next year, we will re-evaluate our decision and it would be great to see a more mature q4os then.

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#27 2022-11-07 12:28

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

Sand wrote:

I am working at school and we thought about re-using our old notebooks by installing a very lightweight yet stable OS for our students. We cannot do this blindly without generating trust in the team distributing the OS due to legal rules.

You are welcome to contact us directly via e-mail https://www.q4os.org/contact.html . It would be a better way indeed

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#28 2022-11-08 12:06

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

tlmiller76 wrote:

As an aside, to the Q4OS team, you should sticky the "Q4OS source code" thread so that it's always visible.

Methinks -- as noted by crosscourt -- that could be the embryo of a developer oriented FAQ section, too... neutral

Last edited by Midas (2022-11-08 12:08)

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#29 2022-11-08 17:38

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

3a) Does anyone unaffiliated with your company review Q4OS' source code?

We cannot state any verifiable unaffiliated party what do review of Q4OS' source code.
Read more .. https://www.q4os.org/forum/viewtopic.ph … 719#p23719

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#30 2022-11-10 12:23

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

3b) Do they sign off on changes made to it?

We don't have such information as we have already answered here https://www.q4os.org/forum/viewtopic.ph … 719#p23719

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#31 2022-11-11 02:36

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

Indeed Midas thats what I was hoping for, an FAQ area plus additional developer info on the main page of the site. Any additional questions can then be handled in the forum or thru a direct developer link/email.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Lenovo Thinkcentre M700 Tiny   2.2ghz i5 cpu, 16gb ddr4, 256gb ssd

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#32 2022-11-15 07:38

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

4a) Who would be held accountable if any vulnerable or malicious code were to be discovered after it was merged and pushed out to users?

The same way as for any other software publisher or Linux distribution, we assume the person or organization who would release a malicious code deliberately would be held accountable. We consider this question pointless in the given context.

From our internal point of view, the project leader is responsible for binary packages. He merges the code from core developers and ohter sources, compiles it, and loads packages into the public repositories.

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#33 2022-11-18 17:56

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

4b) How would they be held accountable?

As we are a small team, we can afford simple internal development rules and relations, as it was partially mentioned in the previous posts. If it was gross negligence or even an intent, we really wouldn't collaborate with such a person anymore. Of course, it could be a matter for court as well. Just another pointless question.

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#34 2022-11-22 17:11

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

4c) On what timescale would such a vulnerability be revealed to users?

As soon as a fix would be released.

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#35 2022-11-26 15:25

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

4d) How would it be revealed?

Via forum, Twitter and other possible public channels.

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#36 2022-12-03 11:23

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

4e) On what timescale could users expect such a vulnerability to be patched?

It depends on complexity of the fix. As soon as possible, ideally immediately, of course. We are not able to answer this question more specifically.

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#37 2022-12-04 11:59

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

user wrote:

4f) How can users seek assistance and/or redress in such a contingency?

We provide non-commercial support via public forum or e-mail. The same way as for other Linux distributions and in accordance to the licenses used, the free software packages are provided gratis, with no warranty.

Support, responsibility and warranty for commercial projects are arranged by an agreement on individual basis.

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#38 2022-12-04 12:37

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Re: Who is behind the development of Q4OS?

All the questions 4a) - 4f) would be relevant rather to the major software companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Google and others with significant financial gains.

@user could try to put these questions to them and share the results here. It could be quite interesting, but we really doubt, they would make an effort conscientiously answer smile

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