Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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james_parker
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2005-06-29

I didn't misunderstand the point, but rather wanted to highlight the fact that the statement "You cannot hide malware in open source" isn't really true. This statement is quite prevalent, and if it's not challenged with some frequency, will eventually will be accepted without question, and that would be dangerous (the Titanic wasn't sinkable either).

While it is true that "it is extremely difficult to hide malware in open source," there are several organizations (national governments) with the resources and motivation to do so, and it is worth keeping in mind, even if it has little impact on day-to-day software development or usage.

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