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Re: opensource satellites

Hello Hamish!

19 Dec 00 21:46, you wrote to All:

 >> The last thing that is needed is an open source satellite with 500
 >> people all giving their ideas on what needs to be fixed.  Let alone
 >> the security problem of everyone now knowing the command codes.
 HM> Jon, with all due respect, the last thing that is needed is
 HM> your uninformed opinion on open source.

Well, with proper security algorithms, open source isn't a problem, and can
enhance security, as there are more eyes to find the holes in the code.
However, what _must_ be kept secret is any private keys used by the system.

Tony, VK3JED

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