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Proprietary vs. OSS Software: The Debate Continues

Aug 14, 2007, 03:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

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"Proprietary code powers the world banks, networks, voting machines and other critical applications that we regularly interact with. But the real question is where mission critical applications like this can be done with open source code, as many open source advocates would like to see happen. There are concerns regarding the security of allowing open source applications into the mission critical fields, such as voting and banking, while others believe that with certain implementations, it could be done securely.

"Would you trust your ATM or bank's internal network to be completely powered by open source software...?"

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