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The Bug Nobody is Allowed to Understand

by Richard Stallman

In the 1980s, proprietary software users discovered the problem of the bug that nobody is allowed to understand. When a problem occurs in the interaction of multiple proprietary software packages with different developers, none of them is allowed to study the source code of all the pertinent programs. As a result, none of them can understand the bad interaction between them, and the bug is never fixed except by accident.

According to this article, a similar problem now occurs between multiple instances of Software as a Service.

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