On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 17:59:51 +0200 (CEST)
Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:

> > I believe people can get more experience in general with open source
> > technologies than they can with closed source.  The reason is
> > simple: I can look at the code.  I can study it.  I can see what
> > ${APPLICATION} is doing, and how the developer designed it.  This,
> > in itself, makes me better at what I do, and better at
> > troubleshooting my own code.
> 
> I would add - with Open Source add it's far smaller (actually close
> to zero) probability that it doesn't do anything except it's supposed
> to do.
> 
> I mean things like sending private data to someone else, scanning for 
> other programs i have on disk, my addressbook etc.

Given enough incentive, it unfortunately seems even open source
developers will resort to sneaky tactics:
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/05/mozilla-ponders-policy-change-after-firefox-extension-battle.ars

-- 
Bruce Cran
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