Originally Posted by Cheerios
Hmm maybe they should have a hybrid of both, opened and closed sources. Maybe companies can create a source which has all the securities of an closed source and have it able to alter it.
This way people have the freedom to alter sources like Microsoft XP or Microsoft 2000 with the security still being there. The security codes can be 'locked' codes and therefore nobody will be able to touch them.
What do you think guys? Is it possible?
It isn't possible to have closed source and allow people to change it - because if people can change it then its not Closed-Source; and if there are bits which people can't change then Open-SOurce people won't be happy with it. It probably is; but you'd have to lock so much that Hardcore Open-Sourcers wouldn't think its Open enough.
Although of course, I don't see why anybody needs to change the code of an OS?!