Friday, July 13, 2007

Open Source Bashing

Now I'm not an open source zealot or anything, but it pisses me off when the government comes in with their preconceived notions about what open source "is" and why its bad. Check out this report just issued by the FCC. Especially the sentence:
A system that is wholly dependent on open source elements will have
a high burden to demonstrate that it is sufficiently secure to warrant
authorization as a software defined radio.
I think that any software going into an SDR system should have a high security burden, open source or not. To just assume that open source code is crap is a bad move on the governments fault. I wouldn't be surprised if someone at Cisco was all buddy-buddy with some guy at the FCC and got this report issued.

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

People should read this.