[Trisquel-users] Security of source-code

erikthorsen at gmail.com erikthorsen at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 19:13:01 CEST 2013


As a general rule, free software by it's very nature is substantially less  
likely to have backdoors and other malicious functions, simply on account of  
the code being out in the open for all to see.

That being said, a well-designed backdoor can be almost impossible to spot  
(or differentiate from an unintentional bug) even if tons of people are  
combing through the source code, so to be perfectly honest, who knows?

Even so, obviously it seems much more prudent to place ones trust in a free  
operating system like Trisquel rather than, say, the gigantic bloated blobs  
from Microsoft, which we know is riddled with malicious features, including  
backdoors. 


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