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Old 10-15-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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LXer: Open Software's Thousand Eyes: A Misunderstood Claim


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Recent high-profile defects do not support the view that open source is less secure than closed source.

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:31 PM   #2
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I know some M$ fanboys suddenly claim that open-source is no good because of the two recent major issues, but the fact is the issues were surprisingly underexploited. I mean I would have expected massive problems, but the problems were fixed quickly and mostly efficiently which is much more than can be said for any proprietary program. If there two programs would have been proprietary they would have been knowingly concealing the bugs for that long and would only fix them months after they are found. No way do they have any argument against FLOSS with this, they are just ignorant.
 
  


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