A couple of lessons on the hazards of proprietary software
Posted Aug 10, 2006 20:53 UTC (Thu) by jstAusr
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Proprietary software *is* the problem here. With freely licensed open source software the problem does not exist. If you are allowing someone else to store your data, that is a different situation with similar problems. However, it does not reduce the multitude of problems with proprietary software. If *all* people were honest, trustworthy, and put the well being of others at least on equal standing with their own well being, then proprietary software would be less problematic. The security and other risks of proprietary sofware are high and hidden. Free access to your data is only half the problem, your data really isn't usable unless you intend to reproduce the program that accesses that data. Don't be a fool use FLOSS.
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