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e-Pro Magazine: Is Open Source Bad for You?

Oct 27, 2004, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Chandler)

"In a research study submitted for publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. Anil Prahda claims to have discovered serious health issues stemming from the use of open-source software (OSS). His report cites a lengthy list of maladies tied to OSS, including several potentially fatal illnesses.

"According to his study, 'The rising use of OSS is the most significant health issue in the world. My research shows that the risks from OSS are higher than the risks of all other diseases combined.' In his study, Dr. Prahda concludes that each OSS component is a potential health risk and that when users combine OSS components, they greatly compound both the seriousness and the complexity of their potential illnesses..."

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