Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 14th Jan 2011 14:58 UTC, submitted by Debjit
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Steve Chang, the Chairman of Trend Micro, has kicked up a controversy by claiming that open source software is inherently less secure. When talking about the security of smartphones, Chang claimed that the iPhone is more secure than Android because being an open-source platform, attackers know more about the underlying architecture."
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RE[7]: So what code is secure?
by Neolander on Sun 16th Jan 2011 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: So what code is secure?"
Neolander
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That was the main problem with the referred languages. For a language to be a successful systems programming language, it needs to be the official programming language for a successful operating system.

There's something which puzzles me in this conclusion. If I remember well, UNIX was not initially C-based, right ?

So why did Ritchie et al. decide to create C ? What was wrong with existing system programming languages on these days ? Why didn't they use the official programming language for a successful operating system instead of baking their own ?

Edited 2011-01-16 13:01 UTC

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