Linux.com.sg (Singapore): Open Source Philosophy And Network Security

[ Thanks to Ng Kai
Hoe Raymond
for this link. ]

The open source philosophy, the philosophy of technological
advancement through sharing, peer perusal and modification of
source code implementation of software, lends itself very well to
building of a secure server.
The main reason is that, by
virtue of the availability of source code implementation, any bug,
security hole and trapdoors are quickly noticed and patched.”

“There is however a very popular myth which stops adoption of
open source as the main developmental philosophy of secure servers
, that the implementation of a secure server has to be kept secret
for the server to remain secure.”

“Nothing can be further from the truth, to dispell the myth, let
me state 3 very important points.”


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