[PLUG] Is closed source more secure?

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Sun Oct 10 00:41:30 PDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 12:39:19PM +0530, Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
> I doubt. There might be some private modifications to linux/bsd that they 
> don't want to release and as far as security goes, it does not really help to 
> publish the exact source code that is used for creating the binary distro.
> 
> Use of open source code does not necessarily mean trumpeting it to the world.
> 
> Who knows, that might be the case, except releasing the modifications back to 
> community. That could be debated but still complies with the license, if not 
> spirit.
> 
> -- 
> Regards
>  Shridhar

Does it comply with the license indeed?

Mayuresh.



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