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Re: [tor-talk] Iran cracks down on web dissident technology

--- On Mon, 3/21/11, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> It's a serious question.  Please save the "check the
> source code yourself" comments.  Open source code means
> literally nothing.

You have three choices when it comes to trusting 
something: 1) you can check yourself, 2) you can 
have someone you trust check, 3) you can trust 
an authority.

Having the source code enables option 1 and 2.  
Option 3 is pretty much useless if your concern 
is authority in the first place, no?

So like it or not, having the source code is more
useful than anything else anyone can propose.  It
is not perfect, but it is the ONLY recourse that
has even a remote chance of being useful against
trusting authority.


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