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Why Proprietary Code is Bad for Security

Aug 27, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wolfgang J. Lonien)

"Jabari Zakiya wrote an article headlined 'Beware of Skype' in the Free Software Magazine. He suspects that the recent outage of the Skype network had to do with the US of A's revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), something which is planned (and soon done) here in Germany as well...

"Interesting for us all is what conclusion Jabari comes to in his article:

"Since Skype is a proprietary commercial enterprise, it doesn't allow for open source auditing of their code; so they can tell us anything without providing any independent means of verification..."

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