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Raw Matter: Free Software and Quality

“Ben Chaff argues that Free Software is better than average in
terms of security when compared to the proprietary software market,
but falls short of the standards that apply for software used in
crash-and-people-will-die type of mission critical
applications.

“I fear I have to cry foul here: developing software for the
kind of systems he describes (nuclear power plant controlling,
medical equipment, …) means developing software with a large
budget and a limited, relatively well specified
functionality…”


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