Originally Posted by MadRabbit
What ever fits your agenda I guess? You are wrong. Gov. can ask access to MS source codes all the time.
Keep fighting the good fight!
What are you on about? We're comparing the difficulty of implementing a backdoor to an OS, yeah?
If your code is propriety, it's massively harder to find malicious code. Even if the government had complete access to the entire source code (which MS would never allow), what would they look for? Meaning if an organisation like the NSA were to slip in code, there'd be very few people who'd be able to know.
If the source code is readable and completely open for the public to access, it would prove very difficult to slip code past reviewers, other savvy users and developers; what you see is what gets compiled.
While when you get your copy of Windows, you only get the binary release of the OS and all its applications, and you aren't able to view the whole thing. Even as a Windows developer, you only have source code access to specific parts of the OS.Edited by RipperLord - 9/30/15 at 5:40am