Pascal Bleser a écrit :
Point is, the people who run it should be the people who decide on the software they want to use.
Note that you didn't propose an alternative that would have the same feature set as vBulletin or IPB :)
open source software is what it is. open. and if there is no secure forum, may be openSUSE could do something for this, as forums are probably the very most used php software.
my feeling is than it's not a langage problem but a programmer/spirit problem. Mediawiki and pmwiki, for example, seems very secure (I may be in error though).
having openSUSE run a proprietary software is a bad advertisement for open source (even, may be mostly, if justifiyed), so IMHO we sould make some sort of effort to try solving this for the future.
I don't know how is setup the participation Novell gives to various open source projects, but I'm sure it could be possible to have a "secure forum" project, let only advertising to the open source community the need to drive programmers to this direction (google summer of code??)
how do the other distribution solve the problem?