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[liberationtech] Surespot? Re: Feedback on Threema - Seriously secure mobile messaging.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jul 17 02:04:34 PDT 2013


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 02:17:38PM -0700, Tony Arcieri wrote:
> They seem to have an... interesting philosophy about open source:
> 
> "When you have an entire planet looking at the source code you can be
> assured that the implementation is highly scrutinized and proven."
> 
> Apparently all you have to do is put your source code online and it will
> magically be highly scrutinized and proven

It's a prerequisite. Necessary, but not sufficient. Closed source
can't be audited by the public by definition.



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