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The Age: Open Source Group Hits Out at Back-Door Claims

May 03, 2004, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"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 risks.'

"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..."

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