[Linux-aus] Last chance to critique...

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Mon Feb 10 13:03:01 UTC 2003

On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 12:37:17PM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> Picking up your Marbles (Shared Source vs Open Source):
>     http://linux.org.au/~leonb/articles/picking-up-your-marbles.html
> Link is going out to news sites now.

Leon... looking good. Am digesting now.

Notes I've made and discussed in another forum, but which are pertinent 
here regarding Shared Source:

1) How can users (or a trusted 3rd party) confirm that the source code
shown is legitimate and matches the code found on the final binaries
shipped?  Only by compiling (building) this source code and comparing to
the shipped binaries, can we verify this.

2) With Open Source Software, respected independent security experts are
able to vet and analyse the source code from a security perspective. How
are these individuals able to do so for Shared Source?

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Also of interest to readers of this forum, but which has not been
published as yet (embargoed for another week or so...)

A Comparison of the GPL and the Microsoft EULA



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