April 30, 2004

Open source group hits out at back-door claims

An Australian open source industry body has hit back at suggestions that open source software is more likely to contain back-doors than proprietary
software, asserting instead that the use of closed-source software should be discontinued in areas of national security due to "serious security

Open Source Industry Australia spokesman Con Zymaris said the "self-serving suggestions" by the US-based Green Hills Software Inc, that open source
software, through its open nature, can become unnecessarily susceptible to infiltration by equivalent trojan code, was without foundation.

Link: theage.com.au


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