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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Blacklist binary-only modules lying about their license
    On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 06:24:58PM -0400, Marc Boucher wrote:
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    > The inherent instability of binary modules is a religious myth. Any
    > module can be stable or unstable, depending on how it's written, tested
    > and the environment (hardware/evolving APIs it depends on). For
    > example, Apple's current Mac OS X is extremely stable imho, despite the
    > fact that their hardware drivers are generally binary-only.
    >
    > The same goes for trustworthiness. It's a matter of point of view /
    > preference whether you trust open-source projects and their security
    > (which can be far from perfect, as evidenced by the recent break-ins in
    > various servers hosting source repositories) more than stuff produced
    > by a corporation. Every model has disadvantages and advantages.

    You are missing the point. Badly. All software sucks, be it open-source
    of proprietary. The only question is what can be done with particular
    instance of suckage, and that's where having the source matters.
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