Re: Getting Vendors To Fix Bugs


Hubert D. (kappa!hd@rice.edu)
9 Nov 88 01:18:03 GMT


I'm on the other side of the fence. The death bell of
commercial network software may be tolling. I wonder
if my site will install ANY code we don't have source for.

We've been looking at software to connect our PCs and MACs
to SUNs and VAXn. Now, with the possibity of holes and
backdoors left in place by software vendors, I don't see
how one can trust object code for communications software
anymore. I'm going to take a hard think on wheather to
go commercial or install/modify/develop public domain
packages such as KA9Q, NCSA or PCIP (MIT & CMU).

Hubert Daugherty
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