Open Source Industry Australia has sent out a couple of press releases
relevant to current attacks on free software. This one
warns against the risks of using
proprietary software in defense applications: "Whilst there have been numerous attempts at
inserting trojan code into both closed and open source products, all
such attempts on open source program have been discovered and reversed,
prior to the code becoming widely deployed and therefore a security risk
to business, government and security agency users.
Then, there is this warning about relying on
vendor "roadmaps." "Very often the actual path followed by the vendor marketing the 'vision'
bears little real resemblance to the eventual technology users will be
asked to run a few years later."
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