Linked by Andrew Youll on Thu 7th Jul 2005 16:44 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption A serious security flaw has been identified in Zlib, a widely used data compression library. Fixes have begun to appear, but a large number of programs could be affected.
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Open-source vs. closed-source quality
by fretinator on Thu 7th Jul 2005 20:29 UTC
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I work primarily as a closed-sourced developer, and I can attest, after seeing MANY thousands of lines closed-source code, that open source code is normally of a much higher quality. It is simply amazing to me the number of $1,000,000 projects that consist of code with no real coding standards - poor indentation, poorly-named variables, etc. When I look at the code to open-source programs I have to compile, I see none of this.

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