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Comment: Re:Not Trolling? (Score 0) 122 122

The typical definition of "security through obscurity" refers to hiding bugs and vulnerabilities by keeping the design and implementation secret via closed source. Neither the design or implementation is secret in open source software, so by definition the OPS statement is incorrect.

Comment: Re:Not Trolling? (Score 1, Insightful) 122 122 "Software which is deliberately released as open source cannot be said to be relying on security through obscurity (the design being publicly available), but it can nevertheless also experience security debacles (e.g., the Morris worm of 1988 spread through some obscure—though widely visible to those who looked—vulnerabilities)."

Any programming language is at its best before it is implemented and used.