[Ilugc] [OT] Online Survey on the awareness/usage of Open Source Software and Enterprise 2.0

Mano manokaran at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 20:29:02 IST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Balachandran Sivakumar
<benignbala at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Mano <manokaran at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I guess you mean data lock in!!! Privacy itself is of supreme concern in OSS.
>     I get some doubts here regarding privacy. In GNU/Linux or any
> other UNIX, the default file permissions are 755, which means that
> anybody who logs into that system can read/execute any of our files.
> This means that there is no data privacy by default, unless we change
> the umask ? Or am I wrong ?
>    I feel that OSS's concern is more about data ownership than about
> data privacy.

Interesting observation and I think you have a point there.

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