Re: End of all Open Source.

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Olathe, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Olathe

    Olathe Guest

    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.
     
    Olathe, Dec 3, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Olathe

    Olathe Guest

    Olathe wrote:

    > 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.


    It wouldn't be the "end" of open source, though.
     
    Olathe, Dec 3, 2003
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Olathe

    Re: End of all Open Source.

    Olathe, Nov 24, 2003, in forum: Computer Security
    Replies:
    17
    Views:
    700
    Barry Margolin
    Dec 7, 2003
  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Open-Source Good, Closed-Source Bad

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 16, 2005, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    504
    Gordon
    Oct 16, 2005
  3. Have A Nice Cup of Tea

    Open Doors to Open Source

    Have A Nice Cup of Tea, Apr 9, 2006, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    533
    Jerry
    Apr 11, 2006
  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Closed-Source vs Open-Source Drivers

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 4, 2009, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    541
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro
    May 5, 2009
  5. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Open Source vs Closed Source Security

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 3, 2010, in forum: NZ Computing
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,026
    Gordon
    Mar 4, 2010
Loading...

Share This Page