[csw-maintainers] The source code of www.opencsw.org

Trygve Laugstøl trygvis at opencsw.org
Tue Jul 28 00:13:04 CEST 2009

Philip Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:52:48PM +0200, Trygve Laugstøl wrote:
>> Philip Brown wrote:
>>> okay then... for the record, where do you do your "daytime work" as a web
>>> developer, and where can we publically find ALL the source code, etc. for
>>> the work you do there?
>> What's the relevance of that question?
> The relevance is, if your employer(s) see security issues, or any other
> issues for that matter, from standing in the way of making all their web
> source public, and you are ok with that there, then it seems disingenuous
> of you to fuss about our web sources not being completely public either.

I find the security argument ridiculous given that this is a read only 
application reading stuff from a database. If a person (either because 
of competence or tool chain or any other reason) can't write code that's 
safe enough to be shown to the public, it shouldn't run anywhere.

There are lots of applications which need to be very secure which are 
open source. Why should our source code be different?

> So lets move on, and focus on what we can do to improve our web source
> internally, discussing *internal* source control, 
> and drop the needless distraction of making it a public one.

Looks like another point we have to agree to disagree on, so ok. It's 


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