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..."