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Open Source Open to Hacks

Critics love to slap Microsoft around for its security problems. And by admitting its faults each and every Patch Tuesday, Redmond gives these nitpickers plenty of ammo. The open source world tends to keep its flaws more on the down-low -- not exactly hidden, but not exactly disclosed with fanfare, either.

That's why it may be a surprise to some that open source apps have more holes than a pair of hippy jeans, and are far less secure than commercial apps.

Do you trust open source? And do you miss your old, patched, hippy pants? Send answers to both to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 23, 2008 at 11:52 AM