Reply to post: Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'

martinusher Silver badge

Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

Two things....

-- The toolset is probably last year's model so its safe to release from a national security perspective

-- The NSA is a publicly funded entity and so all of its work belongs to the public.

This latter provision has proved very useful in the past, more so than many people realize. It could be said that its where the notion of open source came from.

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