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[liberationtech] Wicker: D??j?? vu all over again
sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 06:46:34 PDT 2014
On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:08:26AM -0700, Yosem Companys wrote:
>> The mention of NDAs by the Wickr founder makes it a non-starter. Their web
>> site doesn't have any download link for the source files, nor mention of
>> open source, but they do mention patent pending technology. How do they
>> expect anyone to trust closed source, proprietary technology to be secure?
> Nobody should trust closed source, ever. No matter the reputation of those
> behind it, no matter how sincere they appear to be: if it's not open source,
> it's fraud.
> Once again, I'll refer folks to:
> and the rather longer and more explanatory:
> Wickr (and anything like it) can be, should be, and must be immediately
> and permanently dismissed with prejudice.
Those links are very good, especially the 2nd. One reference for the
general principle involved is:
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