Lorin B Pino
ljpino at grundyec.net
Sun Apr 30 20:36:35 UTC 2006
Daniel Carrera wrote:
> John L Fjellstad wrote:
>> That's what open source people think.
> No. That's what Bruce Schneier thinks. I did say that I was using him
> as a reference.
> Microsoft knows that reliable software is not cost-effective.
> According to studies, 90 to 95 percent of all bugs are harmless.
> They're never discovered by users, and they don't affect performance.
> It's much cheaper to release buggy software and fix the 5 to 10
> percent of bugs people find and complain about.
> This might come as a shock, but I trust Bruce Schneier more than you.
> He's a highly respected security expert, and he doesn't have a vested
> For Microsoft PR is cheaper than good coding.
>> Open source software != error free software
> No one ever said this.
> Bruce Schneier has listed a set of conditions where open source tends
> to produce very secure software and conditions where it doesn't make a
This is the same reason that they end up in court once in a while for
stealing software. It is sometimes cheaper to steal somebody elses
program, and pay the fines than it is to develope an alternative yourself.
"It's a big old goofy world"- John Prine
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