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Symantec should not be afraid of 'open' source code

Feb 09, 2012, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Over the last several weeks, the saga of Symantec's pcAnywhere source code 'leak' has been all over the tech media. Apparently the source code was stolen (or otherwise inappropriately appropriated) and has now illegally been made public on bittorrent.

The 'funny' part of this whole saga for me, is that none of this happens to open source vendors. I use open source software every day and in a very real sense it secures (nearly) everything I do. I also know full well that open source technology (security and otherwise) helps to secure strategic assets for the U.S. Government and others around the world.

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