[kwlug-disc] OSS opportunity to go mainstream, big time

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Sep 17 17:05:10 EDT 2010


Inexperienced developers result in subpar code.

If your application is local, security issues are bad, but may not be
critical.

Once an application is on the open internet, things become more interesting
...

This may not be a bad thing depending on how they react. Open source works
via nurturing a community, and getting feedback (and volunteers) from it.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/09/17/148242/Security-Concerns-Paramount-After-Early-Reviews-of-Diaspora-Code

Again, what matters is open protocols and APIs. If they exist, anyone can
build something around them. Individual implementations should not matter
...
-- 
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
http://2bits.com
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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