another example of where you need open source

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  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    "The UK has warned America that it will cancel its £12bn order for the Joint
    Strike Fighter if the US does not hand over full access to the computer
    software code that controls the jets.

    Lord Drayson, minister for defence procurement, told the The Daily Telegraph
    that the planes were useless without control of the software as they could
    effectively be "switched off" by the Americans without warning."

    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2152035/joint-strike-fighter
     
    Peter, Mar 16, 2006
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  2. Peter

    Shane Guest

    Peter wrote:

    >
    > "The UK has warned America that it will cancel its £12bn order for the
    > Joint Strike Fighter if the US does not hand over full access to the
    > computer software code that controls the jets.
    >
    > Lord Drayson, minister for defence procurement, told the The Daily
    > Telegraph that the planes were useless without control of the software as
    > they could effectively be "switched off" by the Americans without
    > warning."
    >
    > http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2152035/joint-strike-fighter



    heh.. I can see the trademe auction now..
    Great plane, was going well, maybe good for someone handy with these things
     
    Shane, Mar 16, 2006
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  3. Peter

    Gordon Guest

    On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 19:13:42 +1300, Peter wrote:

    >
    > "The UK has warned America that it will cancel its £12bn order for the Joint
    > Strike Fighter if the US does not hand over full access to the computer
    > software code that controls the jets.
    >
    > Lord Drayson, minister for defence procurement, told the The Daily Telegraph
    > that the planes were useless without control of the software as they could
    > effectively be "switched off" by the Americans without warning."
    >
    > http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2152035/joint-strike-fighter


    Header slightly misleading yes. Better, why close source is not a good
    idea.

    Interesting that the US of A will not allow this even though Tony and
    George are battling along the same path.
     
    Gordon, Mar 16, 2006
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  4. T'was the Thu, 16 Mar 2006 20:07:12 +1300 when I remembered Gordon
    <> saying something like this:

    >Header slightly misleading yes. Better, why close source is not a good
    >idea.


    Well I wouldn't say open sourcing the code for everyone to see and
    develop off is such a good idea. Perhaps sharing it with your
    strategic partners couldn't hurt though.
    --
    Cheers,

    Waylon Kenning.
    See my blog at http://spaces.msn.com/WaylonKenning/
     
    Waylon Kenning, Mar 16, 2006
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  5. On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:22:00 +1300, Waylon Kenning wrote:

    > Well I wouldn't say open sourcing the code for everyone to see and
    > develop off is such a good idea. Perhaps sharing it with your
    > strategic partners couldn't hurt though.


    Open Source means you have the right to read, modify, recompile, change,
    run, redistribute, and generally do what you like with the source code.

    GPL'd Free Open Sourec software generally permits all of the above
    provided you make your modifications available if you redistribute the
    code.


    Have A Nice Cup of Tea

    --
    1/ Migration to Linux only costs money once. Higher Windows TCO is forever.
    2/ "Shared source" is a poison pill. Open Source is freedom.
    3/ Only the Windows boxes get the worms.
     
    Have A Nice Cup of Tea, Mar 16, 2006
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  6. Peter

    Andrew Guest

    Have A Nice Cup of Tea wrote:
    > On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:22:00 +1300, Waylon Kenning wrote:
    >
    >> Well I wouldn't say open sourcing the code for everyone to see and
    >> develop off is such a good idea. Perhaps sharing it with your
    >> strategic partners couldn't hurt though.

    >
    > Open Source means you have the right to read, modify, recompile, change,
    > run, redistribute, and generally do what you like with the source code.
    >
    > GPL'd Free Open Sourec software generally permits all of the above
    > provided you make your modifications available if you redistribute the
    > code.
    >
    >
    > Have A Nice Cup of Tea
    >

    Why would they want everyone to know how they control thier jets....
     
    Andrew, Mar 16, 2006
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  7. Peter

    RJ Guest

    Re: a great example of where you don't need open source

    In article <>, says...
    >
    > "The UK has warned America that it will cancel its £12bn order for the Joint
    > Strike Fighter if the US does not hand over full access to the computer
    > software code that controls the jets.
    >
    > Lord Drayson, minister for defence procurement, told the The Daily Telegraph
    > that the planes were useless without control of the software as they could
    > effectively be "switched off" by the Americans without warning."
    >
    > http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2152035/joint-strike-fighter


    No you don't need Open Source because you don't want commies and other
    morons working out how to build their own better planes with such
    software.

    Anyone who thinks it's a great thing that commies can find out how to
    build their own planes and get software like this given away is a
    totally moronic drongo.

    As the article says "The problem stems from strict US guidelines on the
    transfer of technology to other countries. Under current rules any
    British requests for the use of US technology can take 20 days to go
    through, obviously limiting the usefulness of a jet strike force."

    The problem is the socialist retard government the poms have at the
    moment. Blair has his head screewed on the right way but most of his
    lackeys in the cabinet are too busy singing The Red Flag.
     
    RJ, Mar 18, 2006
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