Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jul 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by flanque
GNU, GPL, Open Source Mobile-gadget makers are starting to take advantage of software-defined radio, a new technology allowing a single device to receive signals from multiple sources, including TV stations and cell phone networks. But a new federal rule set to take effect Friday could mean that radios built on 'open-source elements' may encounter a more sluggish path to market - or, in the worst case scenario, be shut out altogether. U.S. regulators, it seems, believe the inherently public nature of open-source code makes it more vulnerable to hackers, leaving 'a high burden to demonstrate that it is sufficiently secure'.
Permalink for comment 253767
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Government and Corporate Control
by Vietman on Sun 8th Jul 2007 00:25 UTC
Vietman
Member since:
2007-02-06

Of course, open source isn't "safer" for the establishment, that is, the corporate mafia and government, who want complete control over anything. It may be safer for them, but it's not safer for the radio listener if they want freedom over the content.

Reply Score: 2