The Case for Open Source
I loved reading this testimony tonight from this link on lxer.com. It's all about the USA voting machines and how they were proven to be hacked in the last election and have stupid software on them. Anyway, a vote was called in California to discuss revising these things and programmers and people came in to give testimony. Anyway, in this link above, you see one person's excellent testimony for making the USA voting machines use open source software.
A great line he used was that proprietary software was like walking through a mine field. You don't know where the exploits are and *KABOOM* you get cracked. But open source software, makes all this lucid, letting everyone see where the holes are and can suggest fixes. I completely agree. That's why Unix and now Linux is fundamentally so much more secure than Windows could ever hope to be.