Timothy Murphy wrote:
_If_ you are Alan Cox or some number of
hackers with equivalently specialized skills that you could probably
count on one hand, having the source code available might be of some
value when the supplied binary doesn't work. The rest of us report the
bug and wait, and again in my experience over the last couple of
decades, the closed source providers are at least equally responsive in
When did you last get a positive response from a closed source provider?
In the windows/mac worlds, I can't say that I've needed anything in
years that wasn't already done and available on the vendor's web site.