Re: End of all Open Source.

From: Olathe (Olathe_at_DALnet.irc)
Date: 12/03/03

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 21:54:40 -0600

Bill Unruh wrote:

> "Feher Tamas" <> writes:
> ]Dear Sirs,
> ]I am sure you have heard of the latest huge buffer overflow, root exploit
> ]security hole in the open source SendMail MTA and its bugfix.
> Yes, it is opensource, and yes it is used almost everywhere in the
> world. Why in the world would this be "The end of opensource".

The power of open source is that the development is _open_. When the
government forces it to be closed by limiting the bugs the developers
can discuss openly, it isn't quite so open anymore, which can slow some
fixes down.

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