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Re: GPL Question

From: rjack
Subject: Re: GPL Question
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 07:55:29 -0500
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David Kastrup wrote:
rjack <> writes:

Sounds like a wonderful idea. Keeping the source code and protocols
open for all to examine will be the perfect challenge to every
malicious hacker on the planet to see who can disrupt your
co-operative financial accounting system in 0.001 seconds or less.

Windows' security track record does not exactly convince one of closed
source's inherent superiority in this regard.

It doesn't matter what kind of programming model is being used on a network that is open to a few hundred million computers. Attempting to run a network of financial servers and clients on an open internet is folly.


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