Opensource Vs Closesource??
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12-04-2007, 10:25 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2007
The last time I spoke to the clients, they were still over the moon with their system. There are advantages and disadvantages for both open and closed-source from a security perspective.
Open-source's code is scrutinised a lot more because people can see the code, and as it's contributed to by many programmers, the bugs are promptly fixed. However, find a security hole anywhere and hundreds of thousands of software becomes at risk.
Close-source, however, costs a lot more to begin because it's often bespoke, and when a bug is found the owners have to discuss with their coder what the issue is, then the coder has to create a patch. As close-source's code isn't publicly available, nobody knows if there's an obvious security hole or not, and where in open-source an obvious security hole would have been identified and patched many moons ago, the close-source version still has the potentiality to have many obvious security holes.
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