Reply to post: Re: GPL == security?

Linux Foundation wants open source projects to show you their steenking badges

moxberg

Re: GPL == security?

Open sourcing does not add or subtract security. Changes to code do.

What has to be assessed is the probability of closed source vs. open source getting patched. The likelihood of back doors being sneaked in. The odds of "phone home galore" aka Win10 being accepted into open source projects. The remoteness of, say, Linus Torvalds allowing downloaded font rendering code into kernel space vs. the reality of Microsoft clinging to that ludicrous design flaw.

Calculating the percentages is left as an exercise to the reader.

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