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/closed source is a LICENSE, not a methodology for the style to write code.

You are right. However when you write open source code, you know by definition that you potentially expose it to public developers, among whom there are competent people. Sometimes they are even more competent than you, so you tend to write it as clean as you can. Obviously, it does not mean your code is not error-prone. By the way, "as clean as you can" is quite subjective and does not always mean "clean" ;)

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