Not mine, not yours — it is a common good

This post is only partially related to the topic of this blog, but since it is such good news I decided to re-blog about it. As I learned from Jardine Software blog Google announced unusual program for hunting security bugs — you fix a bug in a third party program (see the announcement for the list of accepted software), and you get paid by Google. Sweet.

I am happy not because of the prospect of getting any money (I am not security guy) but because open-source is getting more and more care. Open-source does not have all the answers of course, but the world is too small to rely on closed source software. Even such giants as Microsoft or Apple are not capable to maintain their own software.

As a proponent of open-source I am glad to see it is treated as common good.

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