I really can't help but see it as a great thing that the security errors were found. It totally vindicates the open source model as a means for peer review and enhancement, the developers will have learned some extremely valuable lessons, and the publicity will mean more eyes will be trained on the codebase in future.
Now, if the source was proprietary....
Oh please, that article is hardly a credible piece of journalism. It's an op-ed piece masquerading as a news story. It's full of baseless claims, inflammatory language, speculation and rhetoric. If you're trusting a site with articles written like that for your news, you can hardly be trusted to articulate an intelligent position on anything.
The Greens have their problems, but they're not going to run (or ruin) the country any time soon. The Greens are useful as a minor influence on the unilaterally right-wing homogeneity of the two major parties in Australia. Minorities in the Australian Senate would be a lot less trouble when they held the balance of power if the major parties weren't so "us against them" and could work to build real coalitions of consensus around policies and issues.
Unfortunately, I'm not actually sure of their position on internet filtering. They seem to be doing that fence-sitting thing they love to do instead of presenting a clear and obvious policy distinction in keeping with the principles they say they have. What makes it seem sillier is that the issue is a no-brainer! How could you possibly need to take a "wait-and-see" approach to an idea so fundamentally flawed in its conception and implementation?
You're in underground lab. There are routers here. There are servers here. A large air-conditioner at the back of the room hums noisily.
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
This is a really interesting project. Wine is an incredible piece of software and if ARWINSS can increase the amount of collaboration between ReactOS and Wine and bring a driver-compatible NT replacement closer to reality then that's a great thing.
I would, however, hope that ARWINSS doesn't swallow up ReactOS whole because - while ReactOS is a fairly slow moving and cumbersome beast - it still has an extremely worthwhile goal. Even if it takes 5 years for ReactOS to reach functional beta stage, win32 software and obsolete hardware with win32 only drivers is still going to be out there. Why not use it if we can make it work?
And who wants to listen to you making a bunch of phone calls, for that matter?
Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.