[PLUG] Is closed source more secure?

Mayuresh mayuresh at acm.org
Sun Oct 10 06:31:48 PDT 2010


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 05:43:24PM +0530, Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
> And I think law will say that the government is a single oraganization.
> 
> -- 
> Regards
>  Shridhar

Interesting. Though not sure whether the statements that came in media are
with all this thought.

Particularly see this: They will "provide to the civil population the
spin-offs through select industry partners or production agencies"
(Somewhere the article mentions banking also.)

Also it says, this is a "national effort" spearheaded by DRDO in
partnership with software companies and academic institutions.


Legal matters is one thing. The premise of doing all this being "security"
of "operating systems developed in western countries" and instead "have
source code that nobody knows about" - at least the choice of words is
not very convincing.


Mayuresh.



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