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Re: Leverage in licensing discussions

Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> Open sourcing certain firmware might make it easier for 'random script
> kid' to just try some things out and accidentally causing problems to
> innocent bystanders.

How is this different from open source software?  This sounds a bit like
the argument that OSS is less secure than proprietary software, because
people cannot read the source and find security holes.  But proprietary
software has not prevented people from exploiting bugs.

Making anything closed source to prevent modifications does not make
anything more secure.  Otherwise, should e.g. Apache be made closed
software so that 'random script kids' cannot create random security
holes (and let their computers become part of a bot net causing problems
to others)?


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