VA Strong name needed

Jan 13, 2009 at 7:28 AM
Edited Jan 13, 2009 at 7:29 AM
Hi mikesaunders,

The VA assembly does not have a strong name, which makes impossible using it as reference in other strongly-named assemblies. If there is no special reason behind this, I'd like to ask you to make a new release with this fix.

I suppose getting the sources and signing them with my own key is totally out of question, right? :)
Jan 13, 2009 at 8:37 AM
The intention of making VA open source is that you can take the source, make changes, and distribute as part of your project. So you can sign the source with your own key which would produce a derivative of VA.
VA isn't signed (similar to most open-source projects) as it doesn't really fit with open-source. Signing prevents tampering and the key is related to an owner/company. VA is open source so it can be modified by anyone and isn't owned.
Jan 13, 2009 at 9:22 AM
Great, thank you very much for this info! I thought releases are always signed, but I was wrong...