Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Jun 2 16:40:00 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 05:59:51PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar 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.

YES!    This is the biggest of the three things I have against MS
and one of the main reasons for using FreeBSD and other Open Source
software as much as possible.    


(ps. The other two are the quality of MS systems and MS business practices)

> If anyone would do this, soon someone else would see it because source 
> code is available for everybody.
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