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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:
>
> 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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