Comment 12M Just be thankful


OpenSSL bug sparks new development


Just be thankful (Score: 5, Insightful)

by on 2014-04-15 11:17 (#12M)

Ultimately I see this as a good thing, I think the editor note is hinting in the right direction. Yes a catastrophic bug was found in an open source project, that's bad, but had this not been open source how long would this bug have persisted. The only reason it was found was because someone was doing a third party audit on the code, which couldn't have been done had it not been open.

I'm not above believing the OSS community has gotten a little lazy, hopefully devs in other projects will be more diligent and proactive. I think we'll all be better off because of this discovery.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-04-15 15:08 Insightful +1
2014-04-15 15:34 Interesting +1
2014-04-15 15:40 Insightful +1
2014-04-16 12:15 Insightful +1

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