A Canadian court has issued an opinion with a vomit inducing description of open source.
A problem Chenier saw was that 21st Capital used “open source code” and made changes, sometimes on a weekly basis, to its program code without testing or validating those changes. A large percentage of the open source code was “grabbed from several different sources on the internet” and only a small percentage of the code was custom. Open source code is problematic because anonymous people on the internet design it, and “holes” are not fixed by vendor updates. Notifications that there are issues with the code may not go out.
Judges really need some education on open source. More on OpenSource.com, and hat tip to the always ears up Chris Christoff.