Microsoft releases source code - to the Chinease government


It seems that government of China got hands on Microsoft’s source code. This is dangerous as china indulges in cyber attacks against other countries and their own dissidents. They probably used it to crack gmail accounts of dissidents. So using windows is a big security and privacy risk. I think this incidents displays conclusively why proprietary software is a big threat to freedom and security.

GNU/Linux has it source code public and hence vulnerablities are known and patched quickly.