You have can have multiple copies of the application running that
share the same database (postgresql) for a certain level of fault
tolerance. The client protocol is netstrings over tcp/ssl.
- Ask your attorney for legal advice.
- Ask your accountant for business advice.
I personally stay as far away from such things as I possibly can – I’ve
never written a business app in my life and don’t intend to start now.
So I for one wouldn’t use it, whether it was open source or not. But
from a technical perspective, I don’t think open vs. closed source
really has any security impact. I don’t think it’s any easier or any
harder to attack or otherwise compromise open or closed source software.
For that matter, I don’t think there’s really any advantage to closed or
open source software in any of the dimensions we normally use to rate
software quality – ease of use, performance, reliability, security,
privacy, or even total cost of ownership! In my humble opinion, open
source software is all about freedom, learning, and community that
transcends organizational boundaries. The only weakness I see in open
source software is that it tends to be written more for programmers than
for other intelligent life forms.
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given