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Secret code and the damage it does to our society

May 20, 2009, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Callway)

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"Customisation is always required to achieve interoperability and meet the user's needs.

"It is, or should be blindingly obvious that the above is much easier to do when you can read the code, change it and that the software adheres to agreed standards.

"It is much harder to do when your task is to convince a few proprietary vendors to modify their secret code to inter-operate with you code or another package, especially if that package is a rival to one of their products!"

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