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Re: <nettime> anti-piracy goons considered harmful
Morlock Elloi on Tue, 4 Feb 2003 06:56:18 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> anti-piracy goons considered harmful

> However with open source it is more than likely - even perhaps inevitable
> - that that code *is* going to be scrutinised by people with the technical
> know-how to notice certain weaknesses or deliberate circumventions or
> backdoors. The same certainly cannot be said of closed source software
> especially when such security issues may well be part of

Not true.

For instance, PGP had bug in open source for more than two years, a very
serious one.

Then there are very few who actually build executables from inspected sources
(which still contain bugs.)

For instance, sendmail worm compiled into downloadable executable last year.

The only way to benefit from openness is to use it and verify yourself, instead
of delluding yourself that someone out there will spend days doing that for ...
what ?

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