I try not to be an idealist, but I’ve got to admit that I’m with rms on this one: Open Source, the philosophy that promotes Free Software as simply a pragmatic choice, is very vulnerable to the new attack that Microsoft is using on it.
“It’s important to note that a development model [She’s referring to Open Source here. — ed.] is only a process,” Wendy said. “It does not guarantee, in and of itself, that a product produced under one type of model will be any better than another product produced under a different model. In other words, no single development mode inherently produces safer, more secure software.”
Open Source is just a development model. What end user cares about development models?