On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 07:38:56 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
The idea of open source is not so much that you get to
yourself, but much more that it is open for hundreds of thousands of
other people to check. If for instance the quality/security of a
piece of code is proportional to the number of times it's been
reviewed, then yes, open source is quite possibly more secure.
You should read the more recent publications on the subject. The idea
that this actually happens is a pure illusion.
I think that the advantage of Open Source does indeed lie in the fact
that you have the ability to fix things yourself, and that, whatever
you start, you have a large pool of preexistent code you can build on.
And the ability to learn from it etc.