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Old 07-28-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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LXer: Why Closed Source Software is More Secure


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One of the things open source advocates often pride themselves on is their software of choice being more secure than the closed source alternatives. I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't though...

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Old 07-28-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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LOL, at first I took that serious. Good one.
 
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so funny i forgot to laugh
yeah having access to the source code might making flaws easier to find by the 'bad guys', but it also makes them more quickly fixed by the 'good guys' because instead of waiting on a company who's vested interest is in adding features to sell rather than fixing flaws, a much larger base of people have the ability to just fix the problem themselves and share the fix back to the community
 
  


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