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post #34 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2017, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by goats View Post
Software DOES suddenly 'go wrong'. Look up the Therac 25.
No it doesn't, the Therac 25 was produced with 'this' bug from day one. Sadly every now and then somebody got the wrong dosage as the code went down the buggy path.

BUT software updates are usually shipped now via the internet so an update could contain a bug that could cause issues, but I don't see how open sourcing the code can solve any software issues. Heck if I purchase something, I'm not remotely interested in seeing how it is coded, and I have a Computer Science degree.

Imagine also permitting anybody to alter the code for their self driving car in the near future, would be a disaster!
Pete

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