[python-committers] Security: please enable 2-factor authentication on GitHub and your email

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Mon Dec 11 14:52:54 EST 2017

On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:14:41 +0000, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 December 2017 at 18:03, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> > So yea, it’s not as good as 2FA only everywhere, but the specific
> > circumstances around these specific credentials makes it a reasonable
> > usability trade off to allow them.
> Cool. Security is always a usability vs security trade-off, and the
> main thing here is not to push the balance too far - we need to
> consider the potential issue of putting people off from contributing
> as well as the risk of security compromises. (Open source is a hobby
> activity for me - when it starts to feel too much like the day job, I
> start getting twitchy :-))

Indeed.  If 2fa is required for contribution to CPython, I'll stop
contributing.  Granted, I haven't done many merges lately, but a few
is a bigger number than zero :)


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