[discuss] we need to fix what may be broken
seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 14:20:41 UTC 2014
On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Victor Ndonnang
<ndonnang at nvconsulting.biz>wrote:
> Hi Seun
> > I suggest that stakeholders start donating money to open source projects
> on which they rely on.
> ++1 like openssl developer lead said in a recent blog post; they hardly
> receive more then 2000USD of donation in a year! This is a tool that many
> Organization and government use for their billion dollar projects. So when
> we get a bug (like the recent heartbeat) we cry foul!
> So Bugs and such incidents are ways for OpenSSL Project to receive more
I don't think i have implied this in any way! The point is that FOSS
project lacks support which does not allow consistent testing and faster
bug fixes(by the way there are FOSS that are fully matured and don't have
this issue). I think you should view this from that point of view, and not
that they have intentionally included the bug just for the opportunity to
ask for donation.
> Definitely users have to think twice before embracing “free” tools,
> service, and software…Nothing is free!
And what makes you think such bugs don't exist with closed source systems?
the reason why you don't notice is because you have forgotten that you paid
huge sum for it. While FOSS solutions are very stable, if you use them i
think it is in all fairness that you commit a 10% of what you would have
paid for closed source to equivalent to further development the software.
Definitely FOSS is free but not as in "free beer" so yes you should think
twice by either ensuring to support the development of the software you are
using for FREE or go pay a huge sum of money for the closed-source
alternative and get locked in ;)
> The broken thing to fix here is Trust. I hope soon we will fix all those
> issues (IPv6, Privacy, Security and Trust) and move to the “Production
> Version” of the Internet. I wonder how we can have them all.
Actually i am not sure i got this part, even when we go v6 it doesn't mean
we won't be requiring SSL. So taking about fixing trust on the internet may
be a new thing for the production version of Internet you refer
> Best Regards,
> > Regards,
> > S. Moonesamy
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