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Re: [tor-talk] Non-free country law preventing Tor from getting donations
On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:00:24AM +0200, Öyvind Saether wrote:
> > Ordinary people do not know this word "code" (especially open
> > source). They believe that the piper calls the tune. And in fact it
> > is very difficult to argue with such a statement without falling into
> > the technical details ("code is open")
> "code is open" means NOTHING, so sorry - just look at OpenSSL.
> That "open code" is somehow safe is a completely false myth. It is very
> easy to insert "bugs" that result in huge security holes into any "open
> code" project and we have seen more than enough examples of this to
> keep wearing blinders and pretend that "the code is available" means
> that the code is safe.
Much easier insert backdoor into proprietary software. Even hide
> "code is audited" means a tiny bit more. I would really like to see
> some truly independent audit. Such an audit could (like Tor itself) be
> funded using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin so that governments can not
> easily prevent donations.
Agreed 100%. Today it is more important than auditing TrueCrypt.
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