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From: Ali Reza Hayati
Subject: www/proprietary proprietary-insecurity.html
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 03:09:00 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Ali Reza Hayati <arh>   21/07/31 03:09:00

Modified files:
        proprietary    : proprietary-insecurity.html 

Log message:
        Added some additional clarification to the page

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-insecurity.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.172&r2=1.173

Patches:
Index: proprietary-insecurity.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-insecurity.html,v
retrieving revision 1.172
retrieving revision 1.173
diff -u -b -r1.172 -r1.173
--- proprietary-insecurity.html 31 Jul 2021 06:56:53 -0000      1.172
+++ proprietary-insecurity.html 31 Jul 2021 07:09:00 -0000      1.173
@@ -53,7 +53,22 @@
 noteworthy. Even though most of these security flaws are unintentional,
 thus are not malicious functionalities in a strict sense, we report
 them to show that proprietary software is not immune to bugs, and is
-often quite sloppy.</p>
+  often quite sloppy.</p>
+
+<p>The point of this page is not to imply that free software is immune to
+bugs or insecurities; it's to show that <em>proprietary software has bugs
+    too</em>, and is not secure as mainstream media may say.</p>
+
+<p>Handling insecurities in free software is different from doing so in 
proprietary
+programs. Free software users are able to study the program and/or fix
+the bugs they find, often in communities as they are able to share the
+program, while proprietary program users are forced to rely on the
+  program's developer for fixes.</p>
+
+<p>If the developer does not care to fix the problem &mdash; often
+the case for embedded software and old releases &mdash; the users
+are sunk.  But if the developer does send a corrected version,
+it may contain new malicious functionalities as well as bug fixes.</p>
 
 <p>All complex programs, whether free or proprietary, contain bugs. What
 makes bugs more dangerous in proprietary software is that users are
@@ -1197,7 +1212,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2021/07/31 06:56:53 $
+$Date: 2021/07/31 07:09:00 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>



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